WELCH ALLYN SPOT Vision Screener Stories

Hear from others on what makes the Spot Vision Screener special.

“The SPOT Vision Screener is easy to use, picks up vision pathology very early while still amenable to treatment and keeps our practice in line with the AAP's recommended
standard of care.”

Jessica George
MD, Pediatrician, Tribeca Pediatrics

Jon Garrett

Vision screening is crucial for the early detection and prevention of vision loss in young children1—and technologies such as the Spot Vision Screener have the potential to make those screenings faster and more accurate.2 Read the stories below to see how the Spot Vision Screener is making a difference for organizations and children they treat.



Non-for-Profit Community Programs

Passionate About Vision Screenings: Fred & Lorri Rieger’s Story

For more than 23 years, Fred and Lorri Rieger have been active members of Lions Club International in Long Island, New York. Their focus is on coordinating vision screening events in their community.


Missouri State University Screens Hundreds of Veterans Using Spot Vision Screener

In November 2018, the Missouri State University Office of Citizenship & Service-Learning (CASL) used multiple Spot Vision Screeners to help screen homeless and at-risk individuals for vision problems during the annual Hope Connection event in Springfield, Missouri.


Alan Gunzburg: Overcoming a Vision Disability as a Lions Club Member

Alan first started to notice symptoms when he was having trouble identifying people at a dimly lit bar in New York City. When it became incredibly difficult for Alan to see at night, he went to see an ophthalmologist and two different retinal specialists, all who confirmed Alan’s diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa.

woman smiling in a doorway

Helping Children See Their World Clearly

As the Founder and Executive Director of half Helen (hH), people often ask, “What is half Helen?” The short answer — it’s my childhood nickname. Failed vision and hearing screenings in preschool lead to the discovery that I was permanently blind in my left eye and deaf in my right ear.

woman sitting in a cockpit in an airplane

Sarah Watson: A Hero in Aviation and Saving Children’s Vision as a Lions Club Member

In her current volunteer role with the Lions Club, Sarah is one of two vice presidents. Most of her time is spent on vision screenings and coordinating membership rallies.

portrait of an older gentleman

Importance of Early Detection and Treatment of Vision Problems in Children

Dr. Edward Cordes, Chairman of the Lions KidSight USA Foundation, discusses his role in creating a national vision screening program for kids six months to six years old.




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  1.  Prevent Blindness. Children’s Vision Screening and Intervention. https://preventblindness.org/childrens-vision-screening-and-intervention/. Accessed July 6, 2023.
  2.  American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Photoscreening. https://aapos.org/glossary/photoscreening. Accessed July 6, 2023.

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