Here’s how you can get your kids’ eyes checked for free – and have a little fun as well

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ST. GEORGE — Featuring more than just vision screenings, the St. George Dixie Elks Lodge is hosting their seventh annual “Eye Fair” free for Washington County students on Saturday at the lodge.

Doctors from Paradise Canyon Eye Care and Dixie Eye Care Center will give eye screenings to children in grades K-9. In addition, there will be carnival-type activities, face painting, movies, prizes and refreshments. There will also be a drug awareness display with a coloring contest and drug awareness literature.

There is no charge for families to attend the Eye Fair, and past events have been very successful, said Bob Matteson, public relations chair for the Dixie Elks. Last year’s fair screened over 250 children, Matteson said, adding that 50 children were further given $100 vouchers for further exam and eyeglasses.

There were also over 60 volunteers and lodge members helping out with the fun, he said, without which the event would’ve never happened.

For additional information on the Eye Fair, contact Elaine Heger-Gubler by phone at 435-668-3180 or email ehegerkteacher@gmail.com or Lyn Murray at 435-817-8087 or lynmurray80@yahoo.com.

Event details

  • What: 7th annual St. George Dixie Elks “Eye Fair.”
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie Elks lodge, 630 W. 1250 North, St. George, Utah.
  • Free to the public, with screenings for students grades K-9.

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