Free eye screenings, pasta at the Elburn Lions Club

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ELBURN – Free eye screenings for youths will be on the menu at the next free spaghetti dinner night at the Elburn Lions Club.

The club has acquired a device that can screen the eyes of youths and will let parents know whether further treatment is necessary. The machine will be set up, and youths – ages 6 months through teenagers – are invited to have the screenings from 5 to 7 p.m. July 23. 

Results will be printed out while families take advantage of the free pasta supper, if they so desire. The free supper takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

Club member Chris Halsey said the event is a perfect fit for the Lions’ mission of serving the public and aiding those who are visually impaired. Halsey said the screening results will indicate whether more attention is needed.

“It only takes a second to take the photo, and we’ve got a wireless printer,” Halsey said. “They can print it out while they’re eating.”

Halsey said Dr. Keith Hougas of Eyes on Elburn will be available to answer any questions.

“If anything is out of range, he can explain,” Halsey said. “He’s a Lions Club member.”

It is the second time the Lions Club has had a free eye screening to go with the free pasta dinner. In April, the club had a screening that was intended to detect diabetic retinopathy. 

The Elburn Lions Club is at 500 S. Filmore St. in Elburn. For information, call 630-365-6315 or visit www.elburnlions.com.

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