Easter Egg Hunt For Visually Impaired Children at OHSU's Casey Eye Clinic

08/21/09  Portland, OR

Event features beeping eggs for children with visual impairment, free vision screenings

WHAT: Elks Children’s Eye Clinic Easter Egg Hunt and free vision screening

WHEN: Saturday, March 20, 10 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, 3375 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.

DETAILS: More than 150 current and former Elks Children’s Eye Clinic patients and their siblings, ages 3 to 8, will participate in the 16th annual Easter Egg Hunt at OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute.

The egg hunt features special beeping eggs for children who are sight impaired. The festivities also include games, clowns, artists, Casey the Elk, Easter bunnies, face painting and a petting zoo. Volunteers from the Oregon State Elks, Casey Eye Institute and Delta Gamma alumnae are staffing the event.

There will also be free vision screening for children who are unable to participate in regular vision screenings.  FACT, an organization helping families with children experiencing disabilities, has invited its members to join the fun and receive the free screenings from the Casey Eye Institute Elks vision screening staff.  

The Easter egg hunt is made possible with generous donations from the Oregon State Elks Association.  The Oregon Elks have a long history of helping visually impaired children and adults. Sixty-three years ago, the Oregon State Elks Association helped establish the first pediatric eye clinic in the United States at OHSU. The Oregon Elks Association has contributed millions of dollars in research and equipment and thousands of volunteer hours toward the prevention and treatment of eye disease.