Osage Lions Club Participates in
 “Sharing the Vision” October Campaign Event


The Osage Lions Club conducted the Iowa KidSight state-wide vision screening program for infants and children on Wednesday, October 10, 2012.  Osage Lion members Jim Kenaga, John Luse, and Mark Penney screened 4-5 year
 olds at Lincoln School in Osage.  This event is part of the “Sharing the Vision” Campaign, a Lions global campaign taking place during the month of October that focuses on the importance of healthy vision. 

Iowa KidSight is a joint project of the Lions Clubs of Iowa and the University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, which is dedicated to enhancing the early detection and treatment of vision impairments in Iowa’s young children through screening and public education.

“Lions throughout the world share a common vision – to fight blindness and provide vision care for all.  Many eye and vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms, and as a result, individuals are often unaware that problems exist.  Eighty percent of all vision impairment can be avoided or cured.  Organizing this project gives us a chance to raise awareness of the importance of healthy vision and the causes of vision loss” said Jim Kenaga, Osage Iowa KidSight Chairperson. 

Lions clubs are groups of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.  For more information or to get involved with the Osage Lions Club, please contact Janean Kolbet at 641-732-3612 or www.google.com/site/osagelionsclub/. 

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas around the world.  Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to sight preservation and community service throughout the world.  For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.