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Lions Club plans to hold free vision clinic


“Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.” Those famous words by Eleanor Roosevelt embody the spirit of the local lions clubs in Tillamook County.
On April 14, those giving clubs will be coming together to host a vision clinic for low-income people, who are in need of eyeglasses. Local Lions from Tillamook, Garibaldi and Rockaway will be providing exams, prescriptions and eyeglasses for free for those who qualify.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to give back,” Rockaway Lion Marilou Bowmen said. “We expect to serve 75 people in one busy day and the Oregon Sight and Hearing Foundation will make the glasses and return with the glasses for fitting.”
The Lions are partnering with Casey Eye Institute and Pacific University, as they provide the doctors, while the Lions clubs of the Tillamook area organize the event. All low-income persons who would like to participate must fill out an application and return it to the address provided on the application. Applications must be returned and approved by April 5.
The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rockaway Lions Clubhouse at 268 S. Anchor St., Rockaway Beach.
You can pick up an application at the Community Health Centers at 801 Pacific Ave. Tillamook, Both DHS Buildings, 4670 Third St. Tillamook, Nazarene Church 2611 Third St., Sacred Heart 2611 Fifth St., God’s Lighthouse in Garibaldi and St. Mary’s in Rockaway.
Call Goldea at 503-355-0577 or email [email protected] for more information.