Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Glasses for Aailyah - January 2014

This is Aaliyah. She is 19 months old. She has never worn glasses before. She has multiple health issues including a cornea disease. The family has Medicaid but even with that, her glasses were more than the family could afford due to her very high Rx. But thanks to the Pleasant Grove Lions Club and the Provo Towne Center Lenscrafters she was able to get her very much needed glasses in an hour.

 Aaliyah was crying and a bit cranky when her family came in to pick up the glasses. When they placed the glasses on her she instantly stopped crying and looked around in wonder. A few adjustments and recommendations were made and the family left. The next day I received a text message from her mother thanking me for the glasses. She said Aaliyah had not even tried to take them off once and that if anyone else tried to, she would cry! They were very thankful for the lions club help.

Onsight Vision Van

OneSight Vision Van will be making its annual stop here in Utah, March 11-13th. All three days will be in Salt Lake City. March 11-12th will be at Lincoln elementary 1090 South Roberts Street. March 13th will be at Jackson Elementary 750 west 200 north. We will be seeing 80-90 kids per day. Eye exams and free glasses will be made on site for these school aged children. All the kids have been prescreened and will have appointments.

We will need volunteers to help with the vision screening process and activities with the children while they wait. Volunteers will need to be there by 8:00am for training. We typically are there until 5:00pm. We ask the shifts are full days but if someone can only work part day, we will do 8-1 or 1-5 shifts.

If any of the Utah Lions Clubs would like to participate you can contact: Stephanie Vicars-Robinson at 801-897-0114 or stephyinslc@yahoo.com  

Eye Care Chairman
Pleasant Grove Lions Club