The Lion’s Club is the world's largest service organization with 45,000 clubs and 1.3 million members. Although they participate in a wide range of service projects, the Lions are best known for fighting blindness.
Throughout United We Serve Health Week (August 10-16, 2009) the Lions will offer free vision screenings in the Washington D.C. metro area; Reston, VA; Beltsville, MD; Memphis, TN; and North Liberty, IA. These events are part of a larger goal of Lions Clubs members worldwide to fight preventable blindness and provide sight-restoring eye health care for the needy. Lions volunteers in mobile health units and other facilities will screen for refractive errors, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other eye issues. And the Lions volunteers will screen the one millionth child through a nationwide program to detect amblyopia, known as "lazy eye," the leading cause of blindness in children.
Visit www.lionsclubs.org for more information.