Last night, after my son finished addressing Valentines for each of his classmates, I was putting them into his backpack when I came across this
Whoa! What was that doing there?
So I asked him about it and he said it was from when they came to his school and did eye exams on all of the students. From what he described, it was
just the typical exam, you know, cover one eye, read each line until the letters are too small for you to read. To me, it sounds like good people
doing good things for the community. But the other side of my brain says "No! Masosns are bad! They want to do retinal scans, log his DNA in the
system, make clones of him, feed him to the beast to eat his soul (insert any other paranoid conspiracy from spending too much time on ATS here) ".
So I thought I would present it to the fine people of ATS and see what you guys think.
Here is the website for Prevent Blindness Oklahoma
From the site...
Prevent Blindness Oklahoma would provide the screening expertise; Grand Lodge would provide volunteers in communities throughout the state; and
The Masonic Charity Foundation would provide the funding.
Currently 191 Lodges assist with screenings in their communities. The Oklahoma Masonic Charity Foundation has contributed over 3 MILLION dollars to
fund the Partners in Prevention Program since its inception. Local lodges have also helped raise money to purchase a SPOT camera for their local
Here is a more in depth write up about the partnership from the Grand Lodge Oklahoma Grand
I also looked up their business info Guidestar
Our Children's Vision Screening program serves children in preschools, day care centers, Head Start Centers, public and private schools. Our new
EZ as 1 2 3 program highlights screening with our new SPOT computerized photoscreening cameras to provide screening for 1-3 year olds in licensed day
care facilities in Oklahoma
What are SPOT cameras and what is Photoscreening? Spot Imaging
is the website for the Spot Cameras.
About Photoscreening Wiki
So that's it. After looking into it, I still feel like it is just good people doing good things for the community, which may be naïve, but I haven't
found anything to prove otherwise . It was just a little shocking to find that big eyeball looking back at me from my child's backpack out in the
middle of small town USA. Just thought I would share cause it's not everyday that I come across something like this and I thought it was interesting.
If there is any nefarious alternative reason for them to be checking children's eyes, then I thought you guys would definitely be the ones to dig it
up or make any connections that may be there.
One thing I don't understand is why they are even still doing these exams and dental exams at schools when every child in Oklahoma has SoonerCare if
their parents aren't wealthy enough for private healthcare. Shouldn't these things be handled between parents and private healthcare providers?
edit on 13-2-2014 by OkieDokie because: (no reason given)