Seven members of the Youngstown Lions Club recently volunteered their Saturday to serve and help with up to 30 Lions from other Western New York clubs at the Lions pop-up eyeglass clinic held at the Community Health Center in Niagara Falls. This successful community event, organized by Lion Rob Nichols and sponsored by the Niagara Falls Community Lions, required no age limit, ID, or proof of income.
All services provided were free on a first-come, first-served basis. The event was also staffed by three doctors of optometry, as well as opticians.
The clients had many stations to go to, including registration, eye chart test, eye doctor exam, selection of frames, and fitting for frames. Once the client was fully serviced at the various stations of the Lions eyeglass clinic, they then only had to wait about six to eight weeks for their free glasses to be mailed to them.
This popular event attracted people waiting in line outside as early as 7 a.m. The line had to be finally cut off at 11:20 a.m., with 134 people able to visit each station in the clinic. The last person to be serviced left the facility at 2:25 p.m.
Along with the fellow Lions, Youngstown Lions Club fulfilled its mission, “We Serve!”
For information on the Youngstown Lions Club, proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2023, contact Lion Stu Comerford at 716-534-7198.
Various stations at the eye clinic were staffed by Youngstown Lions Club members. (Submitted)