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Lions Clubs of Virginia Acquire 8 New Spot Vision Screeners
Date:9/22/2011

it sooner, by going through community organizations like Lions Clubs."

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that during childhood, babies up to age 2 should have vision screenings during regular pediatric visits, and screenings every one or two years from ages 3 to 19.  

Lions Clubs Find PediaVision

In just one year since acquiring their first PediaVison screener, the Virginia Lions program has rapidly expanded automated & objective vision screening across the state.

"My wife was the one who heard about PediaVision's screening device and said we needed to get it, and then she pioneered PediaVision screening in Virginia," said Weiler, referring to Donna Weiler, Immediate Past District Governor in District 24D.  "The Lions were so excited about this new device that they jumped on that opportunity.  Our district bought five of the devices and have three more on order. Based on our success, four other districts are planning their orders.  This is a big movement in Virginia."

Dr. Weiler says PediaVision's new Spot screening device has taken vision screening to an entirely new level, which will greatly help children across America.

"With this new screening device, PediaVision has completely changed vision screenings," said Weiler. "It's the difference between looking up at the moon and actually standing on the moon. That's how far PediaVision has taken us."

Spot vision can be used to screen any age group, but Dr. Weiler is most excited about being able to screen pre-verbal children and the impact it can have on them.

"The beauty of the new Spot device is we can screen any age group, because it doesn't require the patient to participate," said Dr. Weiler.  "With preverbal children, or those with handicaps, the eye chart doesn't work because the children can't talk. But with Spot vision, we can screen them for a multitude of potential problems, which is a great
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