Vision Screening at Athens Special Olympics
15th July 2011
Ophthalmic examinations for over 1000 athletes during the recent Athens Special Olympics. Examinations were performed by Volunteer Ophthalmologists, with latest technology, digital slit lamps SM-90N series, and VT-5 Phoropters from Takagi. Arrangements for the screening days were made by Systems Vison, Takagi’s exclusive distributor for Greece.
The mission of Opening Eyes® is to improve the quality of life for millions of individuals diagnosed with disabilities by optimizing their vision, eye health, and visual skills through quality eye care. A global partnership between Special Olympics and Lions Club International, an organization dedicated to global blindness prevention for more than 80 years, brings vision screening to athletes worldwide. At Opening Eyes events, Special Olympic athletes receive extensive vision and eye health tests; refraction for those requiring further screening; and prescription eyeglasses, if needed; prescription protective sports eyewear, if appropriate; and referral for follow-up care.