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Each year, the Lions See Program visits our elementary schools and screens our children’s eyes.

Our 5-year-old was screened at school. She has sensory processing issues, and they made her feel so comfortable that she was excited to know that she had to go back the next day because they couldn’t get the machine to read her eyes. Her second test was the same.

So Linda (a Lions Club member) said we should take her for an exam just to be sure. Our daughter has not ever had any signs of having eyesight issues.

It was because of this screening that we found out that our daughter was almost blind in one eye. This was shocking to us; we know that she has a long road ahead of many prescription changes as we try to retrain her brain to know that she has to see through both eyes.

Because of the screening, we caught this at a young age and she has a great chance of having near normal vision someday. When speaking with Linda, she told me that the Lions Club is there for support and financial support if needed.

We had no idea the amount of things our Massena Lions Club supports. We are so very thankful to the Lions Club for the See Program. Please consider giving your permission to have your children screened at school.

Lisa and Carl Nason


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