Participants await free eye screenings during a previous visit to town by the Kansas Lions Sight Bus. The bus will be in Gardner again on Sept. 25. Submitted photo

Participants await free eye screenings during a previous visit to town by the Kansas Lions Sight Bus. The bus will be in Gardner again on Sept. 25. Submitted photo

The Gardner Lions Club will sponsor the Sight Bus, a mobile screening unit that tests for a variety of vision problems.
The Kansas Lions Sight Bus will be parked from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the Gardner Price Chopper parking lot.
The tests will be administered by vision professionals at no charge.
Vision tests are a quick and easy means to detect vision problems. Specifically designed for children from ages 6 months to 8-years-old, most tests can be used for any age person.
In about 15 seconds, the screening can identify astigmatism, or irregularly shaped corneas or lenses; myopia, or near-sightedness; hyperopia, or far-sightedness; and anisometropia, or differences between the two eyes.
Sight bus screeners will also perform gaze analysis, which can help detect misalignment of the eyes, a lazy eye and pupil-size anomalies.
The free tests will also include screenings for Glaucoma, retinal diseases and cataracts as well as determine whether an individual’s vision is 20/20.
Screeners will also conduct hearing tests in a semi-sound proof booth aboard the bus.
The bus pulls into Gardner Price Chopper parking lot on Sept. 25.