Senator Scavello to Host Free Vision Screening for Children

Pen Argyl – State Senator Mario Scavello will host a free Vision Screening on Thursday, July 14 from 10 AM to 3 PM at his Pen Argyl District Office (2 North Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl). The screening is hosted in partnership with Lions Kidsight USA.

“For young children, the majority of their learning occurs visually,” Senator Scavello said. “If a child cannot see well, then he or she cannot learn well. This vision screening is critical to preemptively detecting vision issues before children begin having trouble paying attention or learning in school. If you or anyone you know has a child younger than six years old, I encourage you to call my office today to schedule an appointment.”

Experts have estimated that as much as 80% of learning is visual and, if vision problems go undetected, they may become permanent by age seven.

Children will be referred to an eye care provider for a comprehensive vision examination based on the results of the screening.

To make an appointment for a child aged six months through six years, please call Senator Scavello’s Pen Argyl District Office at 610-863-1200.

State Senator Mario Scavello represents the 40th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Monroe and Northampton Counties. To find out more information regarding this event or any state-related issue, please visit or email

Contact: Stephen Reider
Phone: 610-863-1200