Caring Cubs held our largest event of 2011 in October! Nearly 70 children and parents joined us on October 1 at the Cleveland Sight Center. The children created over 200 fun fish occluders for the organization’s Prevention Screening program. An occlude is a cardboard fish about 5 inches long that is held in front of each eye to block it so the other eye can be tested. Each year Cleveland Sight Center screens thousands of area preschoolers for preventable vision loss and refers kids who seem to have a vision problem to area eye doctors so they can start school with the best vision possible.
While at Cleveland Sight Center, the Caring Cubs families were also able to see their names in Braille and learn some simple and fun ways that people with vision loss do daily tasks with adaptive devices and skills. A guide dog, our special guest, was also present to introduce the kids to “what to do if you meet a blind person”.
Thank you to the families who participated and the Cleveland Sight Center for be wonderful hosts!