Kimball Lion's Club helps screen students for sight and hearing concerns
September 13, 2018
The screening is a free service offered by the Kimball Lions Club in conjunction with the Nebraska Lions Foundation and BlueCross Blue Shield of Nebraska.
A total of 212 students were screened, with 28 being referred for vision follow up and 23 referred for hearing.
Hearing is referred when there is a 25% or greater loss in a child. Both hearing and vision referrals are handled by the school nurse who does a follow-up screening or notifies parents of the findings.
Variables are taken into account, such as age, family history, size, general health and awareness of a potential problem.
The Hearing and Vision Screening is offered annually to all Kimball public school students pre-K through third grade and freshman and sophomore students.
For more information about this service, please contact the Kimball Lions at 308-230-0761.