The Murray Lions Club is a KidSight leader in the state of Kentucky helping children and adults in our region get tested for early vision issues.   In 2015 our club screened 1,800 children, ages 6 to 8 years old plus all of the regions Headstart children. In addition we screened numerous adults, college students and seniors in our community. #WeServe.

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Terri Long, chairperson of the Murray Lions Kidsight Program, shows one of the KidSight cameras the Murray Lions Club purchased with a grant through Lions Club International, the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and Lions Club District 43K-Kentucky.

Lions KidSight USA is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children aged 6 months through 6 years.

According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. So if a child can’t see well, he can’t learn well. Yet most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7.

Our mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all kids because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly. To do this, we will work with Lions to increase the number of screening programs around the country in order to reach more children when it is possible and where it is needed.

To see a special video on KidSight. please click the link below.

Kentucky Lions KidSight