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Free vision screening helps detect eye problems early


Kids will be able to receive a free vision screening when the Mendenhall Flying Lions come through town March 24-25. The Juneau-based organization will be at the Petersburg Public Schools screening elementary and middle school students, and appointments can be made for children who are home schooled or for those who are not school-aged (down to 6 months old).

The screenings measure kid’s refraction, pupil sizes and corneal reflexes and compare them to age-based criteria.

“It identifies quite a few problems, and it’ll tell us, those kids within (age) parameter, they pass; or if they’...

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