The Andrew Dixon Foundation (ADF) will celebrate Back to School Month this September by offering vision screenings for the youths in Clarendon, Portland and St. Catherine. The Foundation will partner with Eglise Baptiste de Clermont, My Dream Cheetah, Suncity Radio (104.9 FM) and several other organization to perform screening for common childhood vision problems. The screenings are scheduled for 27-30 September 2018 at Gregory Park Primary School in St. Catherine and other schools in Clarendon and Portland. A complete schedule of events will be available in the coming weeks.
“The screenings are painless and take just minutes,” said Andrew Dixon, president of the Andrew Dixon Foundation. “While vision screening is not a substitute for a comprehensive eye exam; it provides parents a tool to best prepare their children for success in the classroom”.
Vision screenings are the most cost-effective way to detect vision problems in children. The Foundation provides vision screenings for children who are in need of optometric services and provides products at an affordable price. ADF performs vision evaluations, to include an initial screening, and makes available a wide assortment of affordable products for purchase.
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Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing childhood vision loss. If you would like to speak with a representative from the Foundation about the screening event, please contact Hopeton Brown at [email protected] or 215-888-8432.
About Andrew Dixon Foundation
The Andrew Dixon Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation established to develop self- esteem and motivate youth through the eyes of baseball. In 2010 the Ministry of Education endorsed the ADF Baseball Programme as another step in diversifying the reach of the Physical Education curriculum in primary and secondary schools. ADF formally adopted Gregory Park Primary school in January 2016. The past 8 years has been developing baseball throughout Jamaica primary schools, certifying and teaching Physical Education teachers baseball. Along with the annual back to school and Christmas projects give-a-ways.