Lions Club receives eye camera

Posted February 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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PHOTO: Area Lions Club members who took part in the KidSight training were, front from left, Marilyn Hawkins, Marla Walters, Regena Busch, Kay Adams and Lori Short (KidSight coordinator). Back row, Mel Manternach, Eugene Schipper, Leo Soppe (Cascade), Kelly Sullivan (Cascade), Norman Meyer, George Walters, Ivan Opperman and Kevin Adams. Missing were James Carver and Henry Zylstra from Alburnett. (Photos submitted)

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PHOTO: Lori Short with Iowa KidSight presented the iScreen 3000 Vision Screener to Monticello Lions Club members Eugene Shipper, Kay Adams and Regena Busch.


On Jan. 19, the Monticello Lions Club was presented with the iScreen 3000 Vision Screener at the Mid-Winter Conference in Des Moines. A Theisen’s grant, Panther Prowl grant and Lions Club fundraisers enabled them to purchase this camera. The camera is used for checking children’s eyes from the ages of 6 to 48 months.

On Feb. 4, Lori Short, Iowa KidSight project coordinator from Iowa City, trained some members of the Monticello Lions Club, Cascade Lions Club and Alburnett Lions Club in the use of the camera.

On Sunday, March 3, the Monticello Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be held. Children from 6 to 48 months may have a picture of their eyes taken to test for eye problems. There will be free eye screening as well as a free meal.