Some area students are getting an early start on protecting their vision.
FocusFirst and Wallace State Community College is screening more than 1,500 children in the Wiregrass.
Monday and Tuesday, workers will be checking the eyesight for children in Houston County.
With a flash of light in this high-tech device, workers can detect many eye problems, including near and far sightedness.
“It's really important to us to do that so they can read as they get into school, that they can see the board. Things like that, so they're not behind because of an issue with eyesight” says Caroline Williams, Regional Coordinator for FocusFirst.
Focus first is a part of the organization "Impact," which is a non-profit group based out of Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.