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Bensalem Lions Donate $2,500 for New Vision Screener

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April 8, 2011

 

BCABVI is dedicated to reducing the incidence of preventable blindness for adults in Bucks County. To achieve this goal, BCABVI offers free vision screenings to the general public at health fairs and community days throughout the county.

 

The Bensalem Lions have generously donated $2,500 to BCABVI for the purchase of a Keystone V Vision Screener to help further our mission.  This vision screener allows trained staff to evaluate visual acuity, visual fields, color blindness and depth perception to identify potential eye problems.  If a problem is found, the individual being tested is referred to an ophthalmologist or optometrist for a comprehensive eye examination.

 

Approximately 3% of all Pennsylvanians are impacted by blindness or visual Impairment.   According to Prevent Blindness America, over half of all blindness can be prevented by early intervention and treatment, however the number of people suffering from vision loss is continuing to increase.

 

The leading causes of blindness and visual impairment are primarily age related diseases. The number of people affected by diseases such as age related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma is expected to increase as the baby boomer generation ages.

 

BCABVI strives to educate our community about the increased risks of eye diseases in adults over 40 and to encourage each person to become more aware of his/her own personal risk of vision loss.  Thank you to the Bensalem Lions for giving us the means to continue this valuable service!

 

 

Back Row:  Bensalem Lions Members John Wolaniuk, Ian Jeffries – President, Ken Moore – BCABVI Board Member and Lion member

Front Row:  Bensalem Lions Members Marc Wonikur – Treasurer, Sharon Winokur and Kristina Duffy –BCABVI Vision Services Coorinator

Last Updated on 26 July 2011