Dennis Batterman, right, representing the Imperial Lions Club, presents a $2,000 check to School Nurse Angie Paisley and Supt. Joey Lefdal. The money will be used to help purchase a Spot Vision Screener for the school. (Johnson Publications photo)
Lions help school purchase eye vision screener
After School Nurse Angie Paisley saw how quick and effective the Spot Vision Screener was last fall at health checks, she envisioned having one full-time at Chase County Schools.
That will happen this summer, after her school budget request was approved for the machine, and a $2,000 donation from the Imperial Lions Club was made last week.
Total cost of the unit was $6,769.
While Paisley had seen them demonstrated before at school nurse conferences, she had an up-close look when the Imperial Lions brought the Nebraska Lions Mobile Screening Unit (MSU) to help with school health checks last fall.
The MSU brought two of the screeners to the school, and she was impressed.
“They were so easy, fast and accurate,” Paisley noted.
The Spot Vision Screener is a hand-held, portable device that quickly detects vision issues on people from six months old to adult ages.
Both eyes are scanned at once from a three-foot distance. The touch-screen display allows for one-touch activation and since it is WiFi enabled for data export, a report on each individual screening can then be printed.
The screening takes readings for nearsightedness, farsightedness, blurred vision, unequal refractive power, eye misalignment and unequal pupil size.
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