See to Read is dedicated to the sight and the success of Oregon’s children and will be providing free vision screenings at public libraries across the state. Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation and the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute is joining with the Oregon State Elks and the Oregon Library Association to detect vision problems in 3- 7 year olds before these vision disorders unnecessarily threaten a child’s development.
At least 15 percent of all preschoolers have an undetected vision problem that needs to be treated with glasses, which is why Oregon’s legislator has mandated a new law that requires all children entering kindergarten to show proof of a vision screening.
See to Read is a part of this state wide initiative, aiming for earliest detection. Trained screeners from the Oregon Elks and Oregon Lions will be administering these free vision screenings at public libraries to children ages 3-7 years old. See to Read is a program driven by the notion that no child should begin learning to read and write with an undetected vision problem.
The Elks Children’s Eye Clinic at the Casey Eye Institute offers pediatric eye care services for babies, children and young adults. The clinic provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment services for a wide range of conditions, from screening for normal vision correction and eye misalignment problems to caring for the most complicated eye conditions.
With the generous support of the Oregon State Elks Association, the Elks Children’s Eye Clinic has one of the broadest collections of pediatric eye specialists in the nation and in addition to the main clinic in Portland, operates outreach clinics in other communities throughout Oregon.