Checking Local Kids For Vision Problems

In an effort detect vision problems in kids, Conexus screened more than 300 school-aged children in Covington, including students at Edgemont Primary, Jeter- Watson Intermediate, and Covington High. Ultimatley, 29% of those who took an eye exam were found to have some kind of vision problem. In Covington High School, 37.5% had an issue, 27.2% in Edgemont Primary School and 27.4% at Jeter-Watson Intermediate. It’ estimated that only 15% of chaildren will see an eye care professional before entering school.