Lions Club hosts vision screening

Published 11:00 am Thursday, November 28, 2019

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Farmville Lions Club offered vision screenings for students at Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES).

Thanks to the generosity of the club, over 200 students received screenings. PECES already provides vision screenings for kindergarten and third grade students, however, the Lions supplemented this care by providing services for pre-K, first, second and fourth grade students. The Lions also offered to fund care for children referred to doctors for further screening.

Founded locally in 1923, the Farmville Lions Club raises money for vision and hearing care at local, state and international levels. Funded projects include supporting a corneal transplant and eye research facility, providing leader dogs for those with visual impairments, and partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build more intuitive homes for people with disabilities. The group also collects and recycles used glasses.

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