Arvest Foundation, Cassville R-IV Purchase Vision Screening Device
The Arvest Foundation has made a $6,000 contribution to the Cassville R-IV School District. The funds will be used by the district school nurses to purchase a portable device that will complete a vision scan for each child, preschool-twelfth grade.
A student's ability to learn is largely impacted by their ability to see. The vision screening will detect:
- amblyopia ("lazy eye")
- anisometropia (one eye sees clearly & one is blurred)
- anisocoria (pupils are unequal)
- misalignment (eye turning in or out)
"This is one of the most beneficial opportunities for every student in the Cassville School District to have for early detection of eye health that will be instrumental in the learning process," said Nurse Bobbi Blankenship, district school nurse.
The primary purpose of the Arvest Foundation is to support local organizations doing outstanding work to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve.
Through a grant program, Arvest Foundation helps worthwhile charitable activities in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas.
The remaining $1,500 of the gift from the Foundation is being used to purchase math curriculum for the Special Education Department.