The Lewiston and Town of Niagara Lions combined efforts during the "Worldwide Week of Service." On Jan. 10, the two groups joined at the Lewiston Public Library for story time and eye screening.
During a photo screening, the screener uses a special camera to take a picture of a child's eyes. Once the instant photo is developed, it is sent to the Ross Eye Institute in Buffalo, which then analyzes the photo to look for any signs of vision problems.
Lewiston Lion Dawn Schmidt said, "I am happy that we are able to offer this service to the community and, despite my busy schedule, I made the time to bring my daughter in for screening."
Future Lions Club eye screenings are in the works. Programming and membership information can be found online at www.lewistoncommunitylionsclub-ny.org.
The "Worldwide Week of Service" (Jan. 10-16) is a Lions Club International event that brings Lions around the world together for a time of celebration and service. It's an opportunity to strengthen the community, showcase the club and celebrate the birthday of Lions founder Melvin Jones.
Lewiston Lion Dawn Schmitt and her daughter, Lewiston Lions Club President Regina Cecconi, Town of Niagara Lion's Club President Angelo Onevelo, Town of Niagara Lion Theresa White, Town of Niagara Lion Paul Peters and Lewiston Lion Ron Craft.