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Courtesy of Northern Plains Eye Foundation
The Rotary Club of Rapid City invites you to a benefit dinner Tuesday, January 24th, to support the Northern Plains Eye Foundation Western South Dakota Lions Children’s Vision Screening Initiative (CVSI)!
All you need to do is enjoy a night out with dinner at Murphy’s Pub & Grill – and you will help us help kids! Reservations are required by phoning 415-8988. Seating times are 5:30pm and 7:15pm. Larger parties can be accommodated.
South Dakota is one of only 10 states that do not require children to receive any preventive vision care before starting school. According to statistics collected over the past three years during Northern Plains Eye Foundation's annual Healthy Vision Week screening program, 40 percent of children screened had a vision problem. Of those, 11.5 percent required glasses. The failure to treat vision disorders in children affects, among other things, such issues as childhood development, learning performance, self-esteem, social-emotional behavior, academic achievement, high school drop-out rates, and juvenile delinquency.
Through the project outreach of the Northern Plains Eye Foundation Western South Dakota Lion's Children's Vision Screening Initiative (CVSI), vision screenings will be accessible to more children throughout the region, leading to early detection, timely diagnosis and appropriate intervention through a partner-supported strategy.