Opening Eyes is one one six (6) Healthy Athletes disciplines that Special Olympics Louisiana offers! The latest Opening Eyes session was held at State Summer Games this past May in Hammond, LA and saw 117 athletes participate. This discipline will also take place at State Fall Classic this October in Carencro, LA.
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As most of you know, Special Olympics Louisiana offers free health screenings to our athletes at various times throughout the year. It is will great joy that we will welcome “Opening Eyes” to Healthy Athletes this October at State Fall Classic!
Special Olympics joined forces with Lions Club International in 2001 to bring athletes free vision screenings. “Athletes also receive diagnoses for vision-related problems, corrective and protective eye wear and are taught how to take better care of their eyes,” according to the Lions Club International Foundation website.
Samantha McMillan, Director of Athlete & Family Initiatives at Special Olympics Louisiana, stated “our athletes will get a better understanding of optical health.” She also went on to say, “not only will athletes get the screening, but will be presented with giveaways to help them maintain good optical health at home.”
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