Library Branches to Host Free Vision Screenings for Kids

Mon, 07/23/2018
Courtney Lewis
Library Branches to Host Free Vision Screenings for Kids


Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Public Library will host will host free vision screenings for children through our partners at KidSight to help get kids ready for the upcoming school year.

KidSight technicians and volunteers will be on site at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect Ave., Tuesday, July 31; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and then the North-East Branch, 6000 Wilson Ave., Wednesday, August 1; 12 p.m. – 2p.m. 

The screenings can detect: 
•    Nearsightedness – cannot see far away
•    Farsightedness – cannot see close up
•    Astigmatism – “lazy eye”
•    Amblyopia – one eye sees clearly and one is blurred
•    Anisometropia – pupils are unequal
•    Misalignment – eye turning In or out

KidSight technicians and volunteers will screen the children and immediately issue the results: a “pass” or “refer” report. Parents and caregivers whose children are detected as high-risk for vision problems will be urged to take their children to an eye doctor for examination and any needed treatment.

The event is free. Pre-registration is not necessary.