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Cooke students recieve an early eye screening

Feb. 19, 2016

 The Sullivan County Lions Clubs, in conjunction with  the Lions Screening Eyes Early (SEE) prorgam, recently offered free vision screening for children ages sic months through six years old at the George L. Cooke Elementary School.

The SEE is a partner with Lions KidSight USA whose aim is to decrease childhood blindness through early detection and treatment of the most common vision disorders that cause amblyopia insuring that all children of MD 20 will be able to see their future.

Screenings were conducted by Stuart and Ilene Wizwer, along with Al Frangipane, Coordinator of the Sullivan County Lions, SEE program. Organization and set up for the program was overseen by the Cooke Elementary Nurses Kelly Ketcham and Cherie DeGraw. Screening takes less than one minute per student. Any student not meeting the screening criteria received notification and were prompted to have further visual assessments.

The Cooke School is appreciative of the continued support of the Lions Club in promoting the health and safety of our students.

Pictured: Assistant Principal Rosemarie Romano, Coordinator of the Sullivan County Lions SEE program Al Frangipane, Principal Sandra Johnson-Fields, Cooke Nurses Kelly Ketchum, and Cherie DeGraw with students Jacob Schall, Sophia Porpora, Raishi Geringer, Jayden Mapes and Landan Gildersleeve