Lions Club Working for the Sake of Better Sight

Eyegotcha accepts donations of unused glasses for the Lions locally to help with this worthy cause. This article is a good example.

Lions Club working for the sake of better sight

SERVICE: Barker, Gasport Lions Clubs provide vision screening at area schools.

By Lauren D’Avolio Oct 22, 2017


Many people in the community see the Barker and Gasport Lions Clubs’ service to their respective areas as impressive, even going above and beyond to improve the lives of others.

These people find seemingly countless examples of their service, some of which include the construction of ramps to help those with mobility challenges, allowing easier access to and from their homes. They also cite their extensive fundraising efforts.

The Lions also conduct annual vision screenings for children in the elementary schools.

“Better eye health can be directly linked to better learning, higher levels of achievement and overall quality of life for the students,” said Roger J. Klatt, superintendent of schools in Barker and Royalton-Hartland. “We are grateful to the Barker and Gasport Lions Club members in this endeavor and for all of their devoted service and financial support given to individuals and families within and beyond the respective communities.”

The Gasport Lions recently conducted vision screening for students in the Roy-Hart Elementary School as well as students attending the BOCES Learning Center. On Wednesday, the Barker Lions conducted vision screening for more than 100 students in Pratt Elementary School.

About 450 students received vision screening, thanks to the Lions Club.

Coincidently, October is School Vision Health Month, during which schools in New York State are encouraged to partner with local eye care professionals so students can get eye exams and eye glasses.

The screening is designed to assist in the identification of students in need of vision correction. Through their generosity, the Lions also provide glasses for many students at no cost.


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