The Club Supplies Ongoing Support for These ServiceS
Kidsight Since 2008, The Larchmont Lions’regional district MD20 has screened more than 34,000 children, resulting in more than 1000 children wearing new glasses and thousands referred to ophthalmologists for amblyopia, strabismus, cataracts and other serious yet treatable eye conditions, plus more than 20
sight-saving surgeries. (www.lionsSEE.org)
In the photo, a volunteer trains a specialized camera on a pre-schooler too young too young to read an eye chart.
Other Notable Contributions
Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Patterson and Yorktown Heights is an internationally accredited guide dog school for breeding dogs, training them and then pairing them with people with vision lost or children with autism to provide greater independence, dignity, and new horizons of opportunity. All services are free of charge.
Visions/Services for the blind and visually impaired is a nonprofit rehabilitation and social service organization, serving the metropolitan area. In three locations, it assists people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired to lead independent and active lives in their homes and communities. All services are without charge.
Larchmont Lions support Visions' 35-acre residential rehabilitation family camp in Rockland County (called VCB) which fosters independence through
the creative and enjoyable outlets of camping. Each spring,
they clean and ready a specific cabin before camp starts.
Finding freedom and practicing
cane skills at the residential camp
for the blind.
In Manhattan at 135 West 23rd Street, Visions' Selis Manor provides vocational training, employment/senior/youth services. Another facility in Manhattan at 500 Greenwich Street offers adaptive and social services.