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Eye Screening

Updated on Jan 09, 2019 12:42 PM by Prillwitz, Stacy

Dear Parent/Guardian, (paper copy sent home January 3, 2019)

Regular vision screening is important and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) suggests that children are screened “every one to two years for ages 3 to 19.”

Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran School, in collaboration with the Appleton Noon Lions Club, will be providing free vision screening to children enrolled in 3K-8 during the month of January. This screening is made possible through grants from St. Elizabeth Hospital/Affinity Health System and from the Pfefferle Family Foundation. Volunteers from the Appleton Noon Lions Club will be doing the screening with a SPOT Camera at Mount Olive.

To effectively address vision issues in children, SPOT Camera, an automated vision screening technology, has been developed to quickly detect the most common treatable vision conditions in children such as:

  • Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, unequal power and astigmatism)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Comparative analysis for unequal refractive power – anisometropia
  • Unequal pupil size – anisocoria

SPOT takes a picture from about 3 feet away and parents are provided with a printed summary of the vision screening. The screening time for students is typically less than 20 seconds.

Automated screening does not replace a complete and comprehensive eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist, nor can it detect all eye diseases or conditions. Screening determines if your child requires the immediate attention of a vision care specialist.

If you do not wish to have your child participate in this vision screening, please contact the office by January 11th at 920-739-9194, by email, or by sending in a written note.


Landon Zacharyasz