Navigation Links
Special Olympics Minnesota Athletes Take Part in Free Vision Screening at Lions Club International Annual Convention
Date:7/8/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 45 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes with intellectual disabilities will take part in a special vision screening as part of a demonstration at the Lions Club International convention being held this week in Minneapolis.

Worldwide Special Olympics programs provide a variety of free health screenings to athletes as part of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program. Lions Club International is the primary sponsor of the Healthy Athletes Opening Eyes program around the world and holds a screening at their annual convention each year to showcase the program to Lions Club members from the around the world.

Special Olympics Minnesota offers seven free Healthy Athletes programs to the state's participants throughout the year, and has been providing Opening Eyes screenings to any Minnesotans with intellectual disabilities since 2002. Thanks to the support of the Lions Club nearly 2,000 athletes have been screened since 2002 and more than 565 pairs of glasses and nearly 450 pairs of sunglasses have been distributed.

During Opening Eyes screenings, athletes are not only provided with free vision screening, but also prescription eyewear and/or protective sports goggles. At many Opening Eyes events, including the Lions Club Convention demonstration screening, glasses are cut on site and athletes receive them within an hour of their screening. People with intellectual disabilities are 40% more likely to have a preventable secondary health condition which is not addressed because they either do not have access to health care, or may not be receiving appropriate care during health visits because of treatment barriers which are addressed by the Healthy Athletes program.

The objectives of the Healthy Athletes Opening Eyes program include providing free screenings to people with intellectual disabilities; educating athletes, parents and coaches about the importance of regular eye care; educating eye care professionals about the vision care needs of people with intellectual disabilities; and increasing industry knowledge of the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities through research.

Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Special Olympics Minnesota
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Jefferson specialists studying innovative surgery for effectively treating sleep apnea
2. Manor Care, Inc. Announces Record Date for Special Stockholder Meeting
3. Physician Skin Care Specialist Says Proposed New Rules for Sunscreen Products Will Better Protect the Public
4. Symmetry Medical Completes Acquisition Of Specialty Surgical Instruments
5. MedHelp to Add Top Stanford Surgeons and Specialized Forums to Online Health Community
6. Mercedes-Benz Special Edition C350 Sport Sedan to Raise $1 Million for Saks Fifth Avenues KEY TO THE CURE
7. Kyphon Announces Special Meeting Date to Vote on Proposed Medtronic Merger
8. Uninsured community health center patients often have difficulty accessing specialty services
9. Especially Yours and Paula Young Team up with Diahann Carroll and Jaclyn Smith in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
10. Hologic Sets Special Meeting of Stockholders to Vote on Proposed Merger with Cytyc Corporation
11. Inspiring Authors Tell Inspirational Stories: Special Writers Find Accepting Home at Lulu.com
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair Minimum Wage’ ... 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as the median ... floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The company is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine presented its ... Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor the outstanding ... Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this award, we ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at its production facility, ... Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete system of proactive ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment ... a life sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of ... position, Ms. Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and other difficult to transfect cells, announces its ... The PluriQ™ G9™ Gene Editing System is a complete system for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , June 24, 2016 ... in healthcare decisions and regulators/payers have placed more ... this new environment, patient support programs in the ... support for patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are ... to ensure they are providing products and services ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for ... unmet needs, today announced the closing of its ... of common stock, at the public offering price ... in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dublin - ... " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" report ... This report focuses on the global market of ... applications in various applications. The report deals with spectroscopy ... industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and environmental ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: