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Juniors screen preschoolers' eyes

May 01, 2014
  • Members of the La Cañada Junior Women's Club recently visited preschools in La Cañada to screen students for vision problems. Participating in the program were, from left, Samantha Sandman, Rachel Fawcett, Joanna Banks, Kelly Chamberlain and Nadine Tapp.
Members of the La Cañada Junior Women's… (Courtesy of La Canada…)

Members of the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club recently visited several preschools in La Cañada, including Parents & Children Nursery School, St. George’s Preschool, the Lighted Window Preschool and the La Cañada Flintridge Community Center Preschool to screen the students eyes for vision problems, including amblyopia.

“Amblyopia affects 1 to 3% of the general population,” stated Samantha Sandman, one of the chairs of the program. “Early detection is key to a favorable outcome.”

Under the direction of club members Sandman and Amanda Georgino, members met with approximately 200 children to screen their eyes.

-- Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com

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