The Aiken Mid-Day Lions Club did health screenings for the students at Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary and Middle School on April 29 with the South Carolina Lions Charitable Services’ Health Screening Unit.


Students were screened for vision acuity, as well as hearing.


“Lions are passionate about detecting vision problems early,” said Vicki Major, Club president. “Undetected vision problems often result in learning and behavior difficulties.”


The screenings were the first for Aiken County Public Schools. Working with local Lion Clubs, the Health Screening Unit has provided services at public schools in all other counties throughout the state.


“South Carolina Lions Charitable Services received a three-year, $300,000 grant from S.C. Health and Human Services to do screenings in the schools,” said Major. “Getting this grant has opened up doors for us to screen the Aiken County students. We are so excited to be able to provide these services to our local children.”


The six Lion Clubs in Aiken County will be working with the schools in their areas to provide screenings at those schools. The Health Screening Unit can also be scheduled through a Lions club for festivals and special events. Both adults and children can be screened at these events.


To get more information about scheduling the Health Screening Unit, call Lion Vicki Major at 803-649-1982 or email her at vicki54@atlanticbb.net.