Screening Models to Choose From

Three Models to Choose from

It’s easy to get started! If your club is not already providing children’s eye screenings, here are three suggested models that can evolve over time. Remember, 25 million kids are counting on us, and we’re counting on you to help make this national screening initiative a success!


  • Club (or zone on a sharing basis) has a screening device
  • Club(s) has a HIPAA-compliant system to screen children at places such as pre-K institutions, Head Start programs, community health clinics and community organizations, health fairs and others
  • A HIPAA-compliant permission form parents need to sign
  • A HIPAA-compliant document detailing screening results that can be shared with parents or guardians
  • The ability to provide/fund follow-up exams and care for the medically indigent, or at least a list of resources/agencies that can help
  • Maintain a list of screening information including the number of children screened and percentage referred for an exam

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  • All the above
  • Coordinate program at the district level or by a district foundation
  • A network of eye care professionals supporting the program
  • A coordinator, either a Lion volunteer or a paid staff person, to schedule/coordinate screenings and support clubs with the program (parental permissions, referral and follow-up care coordination, etc.)
  • Pursue regional partnerships
  • Maintain a central database of the number of children screened, referral rates, and if possible outcome data of eye exams


  • All the above
  • Coordinate program at the MD level and may have a university or hospital partner with paid staff to coordinate program
  • Pursue state-level partnerships with professional eye care organizations and education associations, and seek state government funding or program collaborations