The LM Lions Provide Vision Screenings
During Co-Op Summer Enrichment
The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions conducted free vision screenings for the Co-Op Summer Enrichment Program, a Mamaroneck School District program that is the area’s only summer program for low-income children. The screenings were held at the Mamaroneck Avenue School using a clinical handheld camera designed to detect often unsuspected vision issues quickly and easily.
The screenings at Co-Op were started through Meg Käufer, a LM Lion and the President of the STEM Alliance of Larchmont-Mamaroneck. LM Lion Peggy Rao is the screening program leader. A total of 68 children were screened, with 18 showing potential problems. They were advised to visit an ophthalmologist for a professional exam. In addition to Peggy, the volunteer screeners included New Rochelle Lions President and Region Chair Mary McDonnell and LM Lions Sheelah Mohan and Lynn Reichgott. Screeners in training Anne Sullivan Lion and Zone Chair Lois Campbell and LM Lion Stacey Harris were also present.
This free vision testing program is part of Lion SEE (Screening Eyes Early), an official project of the Lions Clubs of New York State and Bermuda, in partnership with Lions KidSight USA, a national Lions initiative.
The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions focus on supporting existing nonprofit and community service groups by bringing community service leaders together to determine needs, solutions and resources. The LM Lions are part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization of nearly 1.5 million members. The Lions signature cause is Vision/Blindness, along with Hunger, the Environment, Diabetes, Childhood Cancer and the future of Youth. They are signatories of the United Nations resolutions on women’s and refugee rights and are currently active in Afghanistan and Ukrainian refugee resettlement.