March 2013: Volunteering at the Cleveland Sight Center

Caring Cubs volunteered for the Cleveland Sight Center on Saturday, March 16. Our cubs decorated 454 occluders for the Cleveland Sight Center to use in their Prevention Screening program, colored nearly 70 pictures which will be used to create a festive atmosphere at the center’s Easter egg hunt, and we traced and cut fabric squares for future collage projects.

While at Cleveland Sight Center, the Caring Cubs families also learned some simple and fun ways that people with vision loss do daily tasks with adaptive devices and skills, received their name and the alphabet in braille, and met a seeing eye dog.  One of the most interesting adaptations was learning how a person with vision loss could still play adapted baseball.  During the event, the Cleveland Sight Center also offered vision screening for any child age 3 to 5.

The Cleveland Sight Center has been helping the blind or visually impaired in our community since 1906. They provide a wide array of services for clients of any age. 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.