Preschool children from Hamilton, Idyllwild and Valle Vista were visited by Lions Club volunteers working on behalf of Loma Linda University for a free vision screening, follow up treatment and eye glasses on Tuesday, May 25. The vision screening took place at the preschool sites.
The preschool children’s free vision screening was approved by the Hemet Unified School at their May 17, governing board meeting. Screenings were scheduled beginning the next day starting at Little Lake Elementary School and ended at the mountain area elementary schools Wednesday May 25.
Other preschool sites visited during the week were Ramona Elementary, McSweeny Elementary, Jacob Wiens Elementary and Winchester Elementary.
The Lions Clubs International have been champions of better vision for children throughout the world and distribute donated and new glasses to needy children wherever they are.
The district thanked the Lions Club and Loma Linda University for their screening efforts. Children with vision problem will be referred to doctors and optometrists. Most students from kindergarten through middle school are provided free eye exams each school year by school nurses. Preschools in the district until now have had no regular vision screenings for their students.