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Iowa KidSight is a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, dedicated to enhancing the early detection and treatment of vision impairments in young children (target population 6 months of age through kindergarten) in Iowa communities through screening and public education.

The goals of the project are:

  • Objectively screen vision in infants and young children throughout all of Iowa's 99 counties -- for FREE.

  •  Educate the public about the risk of undetected vision loss.

  •  Identify ways to sustain vision screening programs of this type.