Posted on 06 September 2011.
The Cornelius/Lake Norman Lions Club will be collecting used eyeglasses Saturday during the Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Community Fest. The collection is part of the Lions’ “Sharing the Vision” Campaign, a global Lions campaign this fall focused on the importance of healthy vision.
“Lions throughout the world share a common vision – to fight blindness and provide vision care for all,” Cornelius/Lake Norman Club President Angelo Lorusso said.
The eyeglasses collected will be cleaned, sorted by prescription and distributed to visually impaired people worldwide. The Lions also will offer free vision screenings on their “Vision Van” next month as part of the “Sharing the Vision” campaign. Read the full story
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Posted on 11 July 2011.
Dr. Royce Syracuse (right) examines Cornelius resident Phillip Gabriel during the vision screening Saturday afternoon. (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
About 30 community members received free vision screenings at the Lions Club “Vision Van” Saturday.
Hosted by the Cornelius-Lake Norman Lions Club, the screenings included different tests for early detection of vision problems like glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Royce Syracuse, of Horizon Eye Care in Cornelius, volunteered his time to conduct the exams along with his technician Heather Bell. Read the full story
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Posted on 06 July 2011.
The Lions Club vision van (Lions Club photo)
The Cornelius-Lake Norman Lions Club offers a free vision screening Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.
Blindness prevention is one of the Lions Club’s priorities, Cornelius-Lake Norman Lions Club President Angelo Lorusso said.
“We’re mostly known for assisting people once they become blind,” he said, “but now we are also working to help them detect problems before it gets to that point.” Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Health & Fitness, Lake Norman, Lake Norman, Nonprofits