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Children screened for hearing and vision at Monett Elementary School

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kindergarten and first grade students at Monett Elementary School have been screened this week for potential hearing and vision problems. Above, school nurse Sheena Parrigon gave a hearing test to Jake Baxter, who raised his hand as he heard the tones through the headphones he wore. Around 400 children, including the second graders on another day, were screened in coordination with the Monett Lions Club. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff] [Order this photo]
In a coordinated effort with the Monett Lions Club, children at Monett Elementary School were screened for potential vision and hearing problems this week.

Eye screening has been conducted at Monett Elementary School this week in coordination with the Monett Lions Club. Charlee Newton, with the Missouri Lions Eye Institute, used the PlusoptixS09 computer and optical scanner to test children for near and farsightedness, cataracts, astigmatisms and eyes that do not line up properly. Newton said screening three and four year-olds catches problems early and enables referrals to be made in a timely manner to local opticians. Newton, at right, directed the scanner, which has a smiley face on it, at Julia Barrientos, at left. In a 10-second scan, the machine immediately detects and reports its results. Newton said the Lions screen children across the state and also visit senior citizen centers in the summer to detect glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff] [Order this photo]

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