#GivingTuesday is more than a day. It has become a movement.
This national day of generosity comes on the heels of stuffing ourselves on Thanksgiving, buying gifts on Black Friday and Cyber Monday to remind each of us to give more, give smarter and change lives.
It’s not about giving a lot. It’s about ordinary people coming together to do extraordinary things.
Adelante is using this #GivingTuesday to raise funds and awareness about a problem many children in the Valley face.
Estimates are as high as 1 in 4 children having an undiagnosed vision disorder.
Young children often don’t know that they have a problem and can’t alert their parents. That makes routine vision screenings critically important.
When vision problems aren’t treated, children can face a lot of challenges. Learning at school becomes harder. Social and psychological growth slows down. And permanent vision loss or blindness may occur.
The problem is even more serious for the underserved community Adelante cares for. In households where money is a challenge, among minority populations and with children with disabilities, children are two to three times more likely to have vision needs that are not treated.
Early vision screenings can stop or prevent these problems.
You can help give children in our community access to easy, fast and effective vision screenings.
Your donation to Adelante helps purchase a Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener. Your help means we can screen thousands of children across the Valley at community events, schools and health fairs every year.
The Spot Vision Screener is a hand-held, point-and-shoot device that screens both eyes in seconds. The familiar camera-like shape, bright lights and fast screening time make screenings easy, painless and fun.
A standard eye chart exam only measures how clearly a child sees. The Spot Vision Screener measures six of the most common vision impairments in seconds. The comprehensive, one-page summary report is easy to print and understand. That helps parents make informed decisions about the need for care and follow-up.
With your help, screenings can begin as early as six months and continue right into a healthy adulthood.
With your help, we can screen early and help catch vision disorders before they become problems.
Now that’s something we all want to see!
Adelante Healthcare is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Public Health Service organization under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). Adelante is an Equal Opportunity Employer.