Glasses for Kids
The Denver Lions have partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs and VSP Mobile Clinic to provide KidSight screening, eye exams and a pair of glasses to kids in need.   This is an exciting huge project and we need a large number of Lion volunteers.
First the numbers:  screening 1200 kids at 10 Boys and Girls Clubs.  From the screenings the kids with vision problems will go the VSP Mobile Clinic to have a complete eye exam and then given a pair of glasses.  The VSP Mobile Clinic actually makes the glasses and the kid has a new pair when the leave.   This is a big project and we need a lot of help.
Boys & Girls Clubs KidSight Screening.
We have 10 locations with over 100 kids per location.  The dates listed below. The screening window is short so we need volunteers for only less than 3 hours.   After set up we will be screening from 4 –6 pm.   To handle such a large number of kids quickly we will have 4 PlusOptics units.  We will need a total of 6 volunteers at each location.  Even if you have never tried a KidSight screening it is really easy.  No experience necessary.  This is a great opportunity to give it a try. 
The KidSight Screening Dates at Boys and Girls Clubs are as follows.   More details on each location in greater Denver is on the club website Calendar.
Tuesday May 1                1523 Boston St, Aurora, CO 80010
Tuesday May 1                1550 South Wolf St, Denver, CO 80219
Wednesday May 2          3480 W Kentucky Ave, Denver, CO 80219
Thursday May 3               1275 S Teller St, Lakewood, CO 80232
Tuesday May 8                4595 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211          
Wednesday May 9          4397 Crown Blvd, Denver CO 80239
Thursday May 10            3325 W 16th Ave. Denver, CO 80204
Monday May 14              3333 Holly St. Denver CO 80207
Tuesday May 15              808 Inca St, Denver CO 80204
Wednesday May 16        1800 Longspeak St, Brighton, CO 80601
VSP Mobile Clinic
We predict we will have over 120 kids that have been referred to the VSP Mobile Clinic for an eye exam and glasses to be made.  For this part of the project will need to recruit optometrist to conduct the exams.  VSP provides all the equipment we just need the optometrists.  We will also need some Lions volunteers to help manage the flow of people.
The VSP Mobile Clinic will be located at the Boys and Girls Club at 2017 West 9th Ave, Denver CO 80204 on June 1, 2 and 3, 2018.  There are four exam stations for three days, so we will need 24 optometrists.
What has been done:  Letters and flyers have been sent to VSP optometrist in the area, Colorado Optometrist Association, and VOSH a volunteer vision organization.   What can Lions do.  Use the flyer to recruit your personal optometrist.    If you are collecting Recycled for Sight glasses, ask the optometrist at the box location.  
Our Moto is “We Serve” 
This is a big project that will impact the lives of over 100 kids. This is what Lions is all about.  Please volunteer for one of the events.
Dwight Steen – 303.503.8780
Fletcher Brown  303.619.8486

We need Optometrist

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