An estimated 47,300 Ohio preschool children have a vision disorder, including lazy eye and crossed eyes, that can lead to loss of vision. All children, even those with no sign of trouble, should have their eyes checked regularly.
The Main Library of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will have a hands-on, interactive vision kiosk on display to educate children and their parents about eye health and safety now through Nov. 27.
On Wednesday at noon there will be a special Story Time for children. There will be guest readers and gift bags for children who attend. Register by calling the library at (740) 282-9782.
The kiosk is located in the children's room. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The kiosk is brought to the library by Prevent Blindness Ohio and the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery's Wild About Eyes with support of the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Child and Family Health Services, and Save Our Sight Program.
Upcoming programs detailed
Upcoming programs planned by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include: