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Cary, NC- The Cary Lions Club will be offering free vision screening at Bond Park this Thursday, March 22, 2012.The Vision Van will be parked in the Senior Center parking lot from 9am- 3pm. A optomotrist will perform the screenings along with volunteers from the two Cary Lions Clubs.
The purpose of the exams is to provide screening for the early detection of potential eye problems and should not be interpreted as a complete eye exam. Based on an individual’s screening results, the doctor will recommend that he or she should have a complete eye examination. Screenings are available for anyone age 6 or older, although a parent or guardian signature is required for anyone under 18.
Screenings include a visual acuity test (both far and near vision), a field vision test (how well a person can see motion in their field of vision while looking at a fixed object), and a pressure check (for the possibility of glaucoma). Other eye problems may also be discovered at the time the individual is checked by the eye doctor working the screening.
Lions Clubs international focus on serving the blind and visually impaired. The Cary Community Lions Club was chartered in July 2009 and has been involved in a variety of projects in the Cary area. The club has supported the Town of Cary Parks and Recreation Department’s Scholarship Fund each year, affording Cary residents the opportunity to participate in the many activities offered by the department.
The club meets at 12:00 PM on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the IHOP on Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. The club is actively seeking new members who are interested in serving their local community, as well as helping the blind and visually impaired across North Carolina.
Anyone with questions may call club president Rob Moncure at (919) 878-3577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Vision Screening
Thursday, March 22, 2012
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cary Senior Center
120 Maury Odell Place
Cary, NC 27513