LOOKING FOR A CENTENNIAL PROJECT?
Currently Arizona is one of only four states in the country that does not require schools to vision screen children. Our Legislature is contemplating passing a bill to change this. If this were to happen, this would be a great opportunity for Lions Clubs to volunteer with their local schools to take on this effort as a service project. This would not only build their image within their local communities and provide a new service project to attract volunteers; it could also provide the opportunity to assist needy families with exams and glasses.
Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation is proud to announce our new Vision Screening program to assist clubs in building their own Vision Screening projects. We can assist clubs with ideas on how to work with their local school district or pre-schools, training on State of Arizona standards for screening, training for Certification as a State Certified Vision Screener and training on use of the SPOT equipment. We have 6 SPOT screening devices to lend to qualified clubs for use in screening. We can also provide assistance on advertising and promotion of their club vision screening project to build their image in the community and attract new volunteers.
If your club has an interest in starting or enlarging a vision screening program, please contact us or look for us at the upcoming MD-21 Convention where we will have a table and a hospitality suite.
In the words of Helen Keller:
“I am only one, but I am still one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.
I will not refuse to do something I can do.”
We are proud to serve the community assisting those in need of Sight and Hearing assistance.
Our primary goal is to restore vision and/or hearing to improve the quality-of-life and productivity of in those with no other resources. LS&HF is raising funds as well as awareness of the needs of both hearing loss and eye disease.
Restoration of vision and hearing through eyeglasses, hearing aids, eye or ear surgery and/or treatment is the Foundation’s main focus. Recycling eyeglasses and hearing aids is another service provided by LIONS SIGHT & HEARING FOUNDATION.