The Salado Lions Club spent over $7,500 to purchase a Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener.
This device takes six different measurements of a person’s eyes and within a few seconds is able to determine if the person has a vision problem and how strong his or her eyes are. It screens for seven different conditions, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Five of the members of the Salado Lions Club attended a full day training last month at the Salado ISD Administration Building/Civic Center to get certified to use this device. Those members include President Dave Swarthout, Treasurer Kim Bird, Past-President George Dentry, Third Vice President Tom McMahan, and Board Member Brenda Merz. Our two school nurses, Ashley Arisco-Faglie and Ashley Hintze, were already certified to conduct vision screening but they attended the part of the training that was specific to the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener. These seven people will now be able to screen our students for vision problems using this device.
The Salado Lions Club raised the money for this device through their “Twelve Gifts of Christmas” fundraiser in December. The other fundraisers for the Salado Lions Club are the annual Lions Roar Track Meet, the annual garage sale, and the two pancake breakfasts each year. The next pancake breakfast will be the morning of Saturday, April 14. The Lions Roar track meet will be on Saturday, May 19, and is open to all ages. All proceeds from these fundraisers support scholarships for our students and other community projects such as the Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener. The Salado Lions Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the Salado Lions Club is welcome to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 254-947-6905.