Columbus Lions welcome visitors to the Mobile Screening Unit. (photo submitted by Garland Goodwin)
Columbus Lions welcome visitors to the Mobile Screening Unit. (photo submitted by Garland Goodwin)

Columbus Lions provide vision screenings at Green Creek Festival

Published 10:16pm Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Columbus Lions Club was able to bring the North Carolina Lions Mobile Screening Unit to the Green Creek Heritage Festival this year.

This fifth-wheel unit replaces the old “Eye Van” that finally wore out and cost too much to fix.

All of the expensive optical equipment was transferred to the new unit and a hearing test booth was added to its more spacious interior.

The organization saw 32 people, four of whom had never seen an eye doctor, and seven people were referred for an office visit with one of their choosing.

A total of 24 hearing tests were given.

Dr. Thomas C. Perraut was in the unit and saw everyone who came through.

The Lions appreciated his willingness to give the organization most of his Saturday to provide this important service to the community.

The Columbus Lions meet at Calvert’s Kitchen in Columbus on the first and third Thursdays of most months and would welcome new members to its ranks of caring citizens.

Call Fran Goodwin at 828- 894-2505 for more information.

– article submitted by Garland Goodwin

 

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