Assistance League of San Jose recognized the importance of early screening of amblyopia or lazy eye long before Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn drew national attention to it. The Screening Eyes Early Program provides vision screening to preschool children to detect early signs of this condition. If not caught at an early age, it could lead to blindness.
Annually, chapter volunteers make visits to more than 15 preschools to screen over 400 children. Members provide results to the parents or guardians and identify children who need follow-up and re-screening.
All Assistance League members involved in this program are trained to recognize visual impairments.