UNION COUNTY — Good eyesight is important to every day life and that’s why the Union Lions Club recently conducted vision screenings at local schools.
According to the Lions Club International website (www.lionsclubs.org), since their club’s founding in 1917, “Lions have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Indeed, sight is one of Lions defining causes. Through professional training, healthcare system development and wide spread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness.”
The website further states that Lions around the world are also actively involved in the following eyesight-related activities:
• Recycling eyeglasses at 18 centers worldwide.
• Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
• Screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
• Preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.
The website states that a vision screening “is performed to identify possible vision problems. Lions partner with eye care professionals to carry out joint screening events.”
Like their fellow Lions around the world, the Lions of Union are also heavily involved in eyesight-related activities including vision screenings. The Union Lions conduct vision screenings at local schools each year and their most recent vision screenings took place this past week with Lions conducting vision screenings at Union Christian Day School, Jonesville Elementary/Middle School, Lockhart School, Sims Middle School, Foster Park Elementary School, and Buffalo Elementary School.
The screenings were conducted by Union Lions Club in cooperation with Lions of the River Hills Lions Club and the Tega Cay Lions Club.
Well over 700 students had their vision screened by the Lions at no cost to the students.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.