This weekend, the Greenville Lions Club is committed to helping realize its vision of ending blindness in the world by offering people the opportunity to improve their eyesight at a reduced cost.
The Greenville Lions Club runs an eye clinic from 8 am to noon Saturday at 5905 Stonewall United Presbyterian Church in Greenville.
The clinic will offer eye examinations at a cost of $10 for children aged five and over and $25 for adults. All meetings will be held on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, call 903-268-2994.
The goal of Lions Clubs International members to prevent preventable blindness and improve the quality of life of blind or visually impaired people dates back to 1925, when the organization received a special message at a national convention from Helen Keller, a world-renowned author and lecturer who had been blind and deaf since infancy.
Keller encouraged the Lions to become “knights of the blind in a crusade against darkness”.
The Lions Cub has also placed scoring boxes at several locations throughout the city. The public is asked to donate any prescription glasses they no longer need to the club’s Recycle For Sight program. Donations are sent to one of the collection centers where they are sorted and then sent from the United States to underdeveloped countries.