Vision Van to visit Mount Gilead May 9

The Mount Gilead Lions Club will continue its tradition of supporting good eye health when it sponsors a visit from the Vision Van on Fri., May 9.

The N.C. Lions Vision Van provides mobile screening for eyesight and overall ocular health. (N.C. Lions photo)

The N.C. Lions Vision Van provides mobile screening for eyesight and overall ocular health. (N.C. Lions photo)

The van is a mobile eye examination clinic, and qualified staff will be offering vision screening and ocular health testing, all available to the general public without charge. Optometrist Dr. Carlyle Haywood of Troy will also be on hand to check for more serious problems.

The Vision Van will be in the parking lot of Food King in Mount Gilead tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and no appointment is necessary. Testing is available for ages 6 and up, but children under 18 will need the consent of a parent or guardian.

The Lions Club is known for its commitment to vision-related causes. Camp Dogwood on Lake Norman is operated by North Carolina Lions and offers summer programs to the sight-impaired. Local Lions have supported the camp through fund raising efforts and the sale of brooms and light bulbs manufactured by industries which employ and support blind and visually-challenged persons.

On the web: http://www.lionsclubs.org, http://www.nclionscampdogwood.com

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