Read Between the Lions

One of our global causes is Vision. “Read Between the Lions” Program addresses those who need help being able to read.

What is Read Between the Lions?

Read Between the Lions Reading Skills Program is designed to identify a lack of coordinated jump eye movements necessary for reading. Three timed eye movement tests are done usually taking about 5 minutes.

 Statistically, 20% of the population, through all ages, cannot track for reading using jump eye movements.  The next step is to offer effective, user-friendly remediation proven to train the eye muscles to work together by using repetitive focusing techniques.

Detection can be done starting with first graders (6 years old )

This program is brought to you at NO CHARGE by members of the Morris Lions Club and local volunteers.
For more information  OR  to make an appointment for individuals or groups contact
Larry or Joanne Johnson at 815-343-0672 or e-mail at

Would You Like To Help Kids Improve Their Reading?

About 20% of all people have difficulty tracking with their eyes.  As high as 80% of kids in Special Education classes can’t read well enough to keep up. Read Between the Lions (RBTL) is a reading skills program that focuses on the reader’s ability to perform the “jump eye movements” necessary for reading. There are many skills that allow us to read.  This skill is one that we can identify and improve with practice.

The Lions Clubs affiliated program is twofold:

  1. First students must be identified as having this particular problem.
  2. After identifying those affected, we can offer user friendly remediation in the form of practice at home proven to train the eye muscles to work together.

The goal is to teach as many Lions and others as possible to do eye tracking testing and test as many kids as possible.  Once identified, families can work with their kids to train their eyes to work together, using repetitive focusing exercises done in time to a metronome (or phone app.).  ALL AT NO CHARGE
The timed testing procedure is easy and takes 5-10 minutes.   Families of those who fail are informed about the remediation (practicing sessions at home).  Practice must be done for a period of about 30 days for 5-10 minutes a day.  Progress checks should be done by the testers and a follow-up test done in 30 days.  Materials should be provided.  Much more information and access to all materials can be found at

Those interested in learning more about the program can contact the Illinois state contact persons:
Lions Dr. Larry Johnson and Joanne Johnson

815-343-0672 phone or text
Lion Janyce Rossall (who works with Dr. Meier) can be e-mailed at for additional questions and assistance.


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