(CORRECTED STORY) HAWLEY - Free vision screening will again be offered by the Hawley - Lake Wallenpuapack Lions Club. Both adults and children may stop by the Hawley Senior Center on Wednesday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or from 1 to 3 p.m. to have your eyes checked.

The local Lions Club, which is part of Pennsylvania District 14H, has access to the handheld, portable device which enables efficient vision screening. The Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener allows for a reliable, objective assessment to instantly detect the indication of six major issues:

Hyperopia: farsightedness Myopia: nearsightedness Astigmatism: blurred vision Gaze: eye alignment measurement Anisometropia: unequal refractive power Anisocoria: unequal pupil size.

On screen and printed results indicate how the subject’s vision fares in each of these parameters.

Hawley Senior Center is located on Park Place facing Bingham Park.

The Hawley Lake Wallenpaupack Lions Club’s first priority is to provide free eye exams and glasses to those financially challenged in the community. In recent years the club embarked on a similar program for hearing aids.

Formed in about 1971, the local Lions Club assists many organizations. These include local food pantries, Dessin Animal Shelter, Beacon Lodge for the Blind and Leader Dog Program. They also collect used eyeglasses to be recycled.

For more information about the Hawley Lions contact any Lion member or call Gordie Potratz at 570-226-6588. To learn more about Lions Club International, visit www.lionsclubs.org.


EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a corrected version. The wrong location for the April 25th screening was given in the first version.