By Brandon Johnson – special to WLAF
La Follette Eye Clinic’s promise to its customers says that they care deeply about the overall health and well-being of both their patients and the local community. For the last 12 years, the business has been proving that promise by partnering with the Campbell County Lions Club.
At their most recent meeting, the local Lions recognized La Follette Eye Clinic’s service by presenting them with a plaque. The award was accepted by Doctors Andy and Elizabeth Howard, owners of the clinic.
One service that the Lions Club performs is known as Kidsight Screening – a program that screens area children’s vision to detect for preventable blindness and other vision issues. “A lot of the work that we do as Lions is only possible with strong partnerships between our club and optometrists” said Brandon Johnson, a local club member. In 2017 alone, over 800 children were screened, and 70 had issues that led to them being referred to an optometrist.
About the Lions Club: For more than 100 years, Lions Clubs International has been serving those in need. With more than 1.4 million members, Lions are the global leader in humanitarian service. The local affiliate of this international organization has been chartered since 2006, and prides itself
on serving the local community. For information on the club, please call 423.494.4894. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/23/2018-6AM)