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WE ARE THE AQUIA EVENING LIONS CLUB!  WE SERVE!

 

WE ARE an exclusive group of like-minded women who want to make a difference in our community and in the world.

WE ARE part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization.

WE ARE committed to sight and hearing programs as well as to diabetes education, pediatric cancer research, feeding the hungry, and helping our environment.

WE ARE members of Lions KidSightUSA Foundation, a nationwide program through Lions Clubs International.  Along with the other three Lions clubs in Stafford County, we screen children from 6 months through 6 years for early-childhood eye disorders as well as school-aged students in the public and private schools.  Last year, our four Lions clubs screened over 6,000 children in the county.

WE ARE again conducting local vision and hearing screening for the current Lions year.   With parental permission, schools, daycare centers, area parents, and caregivers of children may contact our club for a free vision and/or hearing screening.   According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual.  If a child can’t see well, a child can’t learn well!  Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7.  Our mission is to reach out to all children to ensure they are screened and that follow-up care is given.  For children whose families cannot afford eye care, they may be referred to a Lions club for financial help.

When our Lions do local vision screenings, we arrive with at least one Spot photorefractive machineSpot detects the indication of myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (blurred vision), anisometropia (unequal refractive power), strabismus (eye misalignment), and anisocoria (unequal pupil size).  Spot identifies these risk factors of amblyopia (also called lazy eye) which can lead to blindness in one eye if not treated.  This wi-fi-enabled handheld device makes vision screening as easy as taking a photo.  Results are immediate, and the information is printed out for the school or facility to distribute to the child’s parent or guardian.

For more information on our screening program, please contact Jane Stoll at 540-657-1626 or come to an Aquia Evening Lions Club meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:11 pm at the Clubhouse Restaurant in Aquia Harbour.

WHERE THERE’S A NEED, THERE’S A LION!  WE SERVE!

 

 

 

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