The Burbank Noon Lions Club continues to assist those less fortunate in the community with a central focus on preventing vision loss, says its publicity chairwoman Marva Murphy.
Bud Alleman completed his term as president in July, and Louie Cardona, has taken on the responsibility. Under Alleman’s watch, more than 25 income-qualifying individuals have been provided with free eye exams and prescription glasses.
Without the aid of glasses, many experience painful eyestrain or chronic headaches. Glasses not only alleviate these problems but also enable the wearer to read, complete forms, watch TV, handle detailed work and see clearly across the street.
Clear vision is not just for adults, but also imperative for children. From birth to age 12, our eyes are responsible for enabling us to acquire 80% of all learning as we develop, according to club statistics. KidSight Burbank, the newest club project, seeks to identify vision problems in children as young as six months. The free screenings, offered by members at public events and childcare facilities, has expanded to Lions clubs in nearby areas.