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Hermiston School District Offers Free Vision Screenings for K-8 Students

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HERMISTON, OR - The Hermiston School District is partnering with Lions Club International to provide free, preliminary vision screenings for all kindergarten through 8th grade students in the district. 

The Lions Club says screening for vision problems takes just minutes and is completely non-invasive. Trained staff will utilize an automated system to perform a screening check on student eyesight. Afterwards, parents will be notified if initial screening results reveal potential eyesight irregularities. 

State law requires that all students are required to submit certification of a vision screening or eye exam within 120 days of enrollment with the district. Rather than placing the burden on parents and families, the district partnered with the Lions Club to provide the service gratis. 

"This is a great opportunity we are privileged to be able to offer through our partnership with the Lions Club," said Executive Director of Special Programs Dr. Jon Mishra. "If irregularities are found, it is recommended that parents seek further consultation with local professionals who will be able to further diagnose and support potential student needs."

Here are the locations and dates for the screenings:

Sept. 8: Highland Hills Elementary 

Sept. 9: Armand Larive Middle School 

Sept. 10: Rocky Heights Elementary School 

Sept. 11: Sunset Elementary School 

Sept. 12: Sandstone Middle School 

Sept. 15: Desert View Elementary 

Sept. 16: West Park Elementary 

Sept. 17: Any students at a school that have not completed the process. 

If parents have any questions they are asked to contact their school's front office staff.

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