Denver Lions and Latino Lions Branch Eyesight Screening Campaign 

DLC and its Latino Branch conducted an eyesight screening campaign on Wednesday, September 25, at Aurora Community Connection, a nonprofit that advocates for the Latino Community. Lions Bill Henderson, Myrna Ann Adkins, Razz Cortes-Maceda, Susy and Steve Kinsky, Carla Osorio and Sandra Vargas volunteered; Patrick Martinez, son of Latino Branch President Janneth Arroyo, also helped out.

Two optometrists and several associates of ACC helped with acuity testing, eyeglasses dispensing and crowd control and also with interpreting, to accommodate many attendees who did not speak fluent English. 

DLC dispensed distance vision eyeglasses, bifocals, and readers to 45 patients; an additional 3 will get their custom-made because no suitable match was available among the recycled glasses that the campaign stocked.  The eyeglasses come from the glasses collected by Denver Lions and processed by Sterling Lions. 

ACC plans to host another campaign in March 2020. Before then, the International Eyesight Missions Committee will work a 9 Health Fair event on October 19 in Denver and make a special trip to Mongolia in November to train a newly formed Lions Club there to conduct campaigns of its own.