Marion Cross School gets screened

Spot Vision testing at the Marion Cross School

A team of Lions from Norwich provide free eye screenings using SPOT camera

On Thursday afternoon as I was heading over to a Postmaster's convention, I heard that the Norwich Lions were invited to screen the elementary schoolchildren at the Marion cross school. I contacted Gary De Gasta and asked that he take some photo's for me for this event and I would do a story when I returned.  Here is the story with photo credits going to Gary De Gasta.  Gary also supplied some info for this article.

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The Norwich Lions club sent a team of Spot Vision Screener's  to the Marion Cross School as requested by MCS  principal, Bill ("Mr. Bill") Hammond.  On  Friday, May 4, 2018 from 8:45 am-11:45 am Norwich Lions Club members conducted its first-ever SPOT Vision Screening for children of Norwich's Marion Cross Elementary School (MCS).   School nurse, Pam Hausler, RN, coordinated the event including arranging for our club to screen "second and four graders" with a "few" children from other grades participating also.  Lions Club members had the pleasure to screen twice as many individuals than originally planned.

76 children (5 requiring referral) and 5 adults (2 requiring referral) for a total  of 81 individuals received the screening.  Our dedicated and experienced Lions  Debbie Bernal, Jay Van Arman and Gary De Gasta were joined by our newest spot vision recruit, Lion Sean Kenny.  Lion Sean's addition to to our team brings the number of trained and experienced NLC Vision Screener's  to over a dozen!

"Grandpa" Sean enjoyed the experience of screening one of his grandchildren, a student at the school.  School nurse Pam was very impressed with outcome of the event and she intends to arrange for our club to "screen all MCS children this Fall".  This is another example of how ,We serve our communities.

Gary De Gasta warming up the camera

Sean Kenny takes a turn at the camera

Debbie Bernal and Jay Van Arman look on as Sean practices on camera equipment

Other Lions club Spot Vision stories can be read by clicking the following links.


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