Earlier today Lion Stan Pukash and Lion Doug Schembs (of the Westfield Lions Club) helped out at the annual health fair at the House of Prayer Church in Newark. This is the event where the CLC has sponsored free vision and hearing screening for the last couple of years, in collaboration with the NJ Lions Eye/Ear Foundation (formerly known as the Eye/Earmobile Foundation).
This year’s event was the best yet, especially because we were able, for the first time, to provide an eye doctor who wrote prescriptions for eye glasses for those who needed them. The preliminary eye screening was completed by a representative of the NJ State Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI). After that screening, the eye doctor examined each person and provided a prescription for glasses for those who needed them. Each person was also given information about where they could obtain glasses (including “New Eyes for the Needy” for people who need assistance in obtaining glasses). Most people also had their hearing checked.
Sight preservation is the keystone objective of Lionism, and the members of the Chester Lions Club have demonstrated, once again, our commitment to Lions and to our communities.