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Horace Lions Club sponsors eye clinic

Thanks to the Horace Lions Club, students at Horace Elementary School were given the opportunity to take part in an eye clinic in the school's gymnasium on April 3. The Horace Lions purchased over $1,000 worth of equipment to help make future clinics possible.

The clinic was set up with six stations to check for color blindness, depth perception, visual acuity, distance vision, and overall health of the eye. Drs. Brooke Fenstad and Audrey Fields, two area optometrists, assisted with the screenings. Several Horace Lions Club members were also on hand throughout the day to help register and test students.

Any students failing the screenings were given referrals to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. "Studies show that if vision problems can be found by the time a child is nine years old, or younger, there's a better chance of correcting it," Lions member Corey Peterson said.

Lions are recognized worldwide for their commitment to help prevent blindness and programs to improve the lives of the visually impaired, through eyeglass recycling programs and sight partnerships.