The Egg Harbor Lions Club can take pride in knowing that they are the driving force behind every school child in Door County getting a free vision screening. Lions Club member Jim Sanden says the program fills a need that otherwise would not be served.
The number of kids failing the test has fallen dramatically since the screenings started as students get a proper diagnosis at an early age. That is important because vision or hearing problems can lead to a student falling behind academically. The vision screening takes just seconds, featuring a futuristic camera that scans a person's eyes. The Lions team with the Door County Health Department's Sara Neu who tacks on a hearing test as well.