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2013.11

Northwest Glendale Lions and Pacific Clinics  


Northwest Glendale Lions are partnering with Pacific Clinics to provide vision screening for preschool children in Glendale and Altadena. 

Pacific Clinics has the government contract to provide Head Start and Early Head Start programs for Glendale, and Early Head Start programs for Pasadena and Altadena. The programs include vision testing and other health tests along with providing meals and other assistance. 
As part of the program, Lions will test children with an IScreen machine obtained through a grant from the Foundation of the Verdugos. The machine tests children from infants to age 6 for a number of potential eye problems including nearsightedness, farsightedness, cataracts or tumors, astigmatism, droopy eye, and other abnormalities.  

Current plans call for testing 460 children at four locations in the next month. The locations are: 610 N. Glendale Avenue, 735 E. Lexington Ave., and 1003 S. Verdugo Road, all in Glendale, and 349 W. Altadena Drive in Altadena 

Lions Vince De Santis and Ted Walters are in charge for the Northwest Lions, working with Nina Paddock, Health and Nutrition Manager for Pacific Clinics for the two programs 

Northwest Glendale Lions have tested 225 children with the IScreen machine in the past year resulting in approximately 14 per cent of the children being referred for further examination by their doctors. 

For more information on the Northwest Glendale Lions activities, click on our website www.glendalelions.com. 
Or Contact: Ross Adams at rossritaadams@att.net or 818-243-4458