Lions Raising Money for Local Eye Health


Jay Barrett/KMXT

Members of Kodiak’s Lions Club will be out and about Saturday looking to raise funds to help advance its mission in fighting blindness around the world. The Lions members usually raise funds on what is known as "White Cane Day," dedicated to sight conservation, but according to Lions President Judi Kidder, this year they have a specific goal in mind for the money they raise: to spend it on a local project.

(Lions 1 27 sec "This year it’s my presidential … slips through the cracks.")

She said children especially need regular eye check-ups as they grow so that preventable conditions can be caught early.

(Lions 2 31 sec "One of the really important … preventable eye care.")

Kidder says Lions members will be at several locations throughout the day:

(Lions 3 21 sec "There will be Lions out in the … will make a huge difference.")

As Kidder said, the machine, the Plus Optix S-09, is portable and can provide a preliminary diagnosis in under a minute. She said the subject of the test will be given the results, and if need be, told to visit an eye doctor for further evaluation.


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