Quantcast

Free Eye Screenings For Preschoolers - Valley News Live - KVLY/KXJB - Fargo/Grand Forks

Free Eye Screenings For Preschoolers

Posted: Updated:

Updated Story 5:15pm:

In just a few short weeks kids will be heading back to school. And as parents check off supplies on their to-do lists we have one for you. Health experts say having your child's eyes checked is just as important as your other preparations.

 

At 7-Day Clinic and University Eyecare Professionals they are offering free eye screenings for kids.

"they don't know they can't see because they have nothing to compare it to." 7-Day Clinic LPN Beth Hofner explains, "and it's important to know if they have any vision issues  or speech problems,we can catch that early, so they can start their school experience not behind and get a little jump start. "

Health experts say this age is important to check the eyes and ears, because the children can now say what items they can and can not see before they head to school.

"It's happened where many children start school and they don't know they are having vision issues or it's misinterpreted why they aren't able to communicate well, and it boils down to them not being able too see appropriately or hear." Hofner says.

That's why the two businesses are giving back to the community with this free program, to help  parents so their kids can learn at their best.

"Give kids that jumping start so they can start school well, and so they can be ahead of the game instead of behind." Hofner says.

And parents couldn't be happier having one more item checked off their to-do list.

"The earlier you know if there's a little problem, or if there's not a problem the better. you know, get it taken care of while you can." Molly Ralston says who brought her son in.

Again this is a free program that 7-Day Clinic and University Eyecare Professionals is offering in August for preschool aged children.


 

Original Story:

In just a few weeks kids will be boarding the busses and going back to school, but before they do there is a list of things that need to be done. Not only do they need new clothes, and all the supplies, but it's a good idea to have their eyes checked as well.

In August 7-Day Clinic in North Fargo is teaming up with University Eyecare Professionals to help give free eye screenings to preschool aged kids. They say it's important for them to be able to see their best so they can learn their best. Their program is called the Healthy Ear and Healthy Eye Screening for Preschoolers Process, or the HeHe Program.

To sign your child up for the free screenings that are given on Wednesdays and Fridays just click here. Or to read more about the program click here and look for the HeHe Program tab.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Former NDSU Football Player Making Strides in Recovery

    Former NDSU Football Player Making Strides in Recovery

    The former NDSU football player who was knocked unconscious outside of a Mankato bar in May is taking some major steps in his road to recovery.
    The former NDSU football player who was knocked unconscious outside of a Mankato bar in May is taking some major steps in his road to recovery.
  • 9-Year-Old ND Angler in line to Break World Record

    9-Year-Old ND Angler in line to Break World Record

    Youth angler Brayden Selzler’s catch on July 25 shattered a North Dakota state record for goldeye that’s been in the books for 16 years. Now he could now be in the running to break a world record.
    Youth angler Brayden Selzler’s catch on July 25 shattered a North Dakota state record for goldeye that’s been in the books for 16 years. Now he could now be in the running to break a world record.

  • Kids Summer Camps

    Kids Summer Camps

    Before the start of the school year some parents may be looking for summer programs for their kids. Through out the valley there are still plenty of ways to get your kids involved in classes and camps.
    Before the start of the school year some parents may be looking for summer programs for their kids. Through out the valley there are still plenty of ways to get your kids involved in classes and camps.
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by 

WorldNowAll content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Valley News Live. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.