Archive for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mobile Screening Unit coming to Linwood Lions BBQ

July 16, 2013

The Linwood Lions Club is bringing the Kansas Lions Mobile Screening Unit to the Linwood Community Center on Saturday to conduct free health screenings as part of the Linwood Lions Club Barbecue.

The mobile screening unit is equipped to provide screenings for visual acuity, field of vision, hearing, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Vision testing will be done using a Pediavison unit that can be used to screen children as young as 6 months old. In a matter of seconds, Pediavision can identify the most common vision issues associated with school age children which can hamper a student’s ability to learn. This quick screening is able to detect nearsightedness (myopia), blurred vision (astigmatism) and farsightedness (hyperopia). An additional test for indications of amblyopia, a form of blindness in one eye that affects 1 in 50 children, is conducted for pre-verbal and pre-school children.

The free screening will be held in conjunction with the Linwood Lions Club annual smoked meat barbecue fundraiser that will run from 3-7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the meal are $10. There also will be a raffle drawing for a guided turkey hunt, Royals tickets and a $50 BP gas card.

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