Free vision, hearing screening this weekend at MarketPlace

The Lions Health Screening Unit will visit San Juan Island on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at MarketPlace.

The purpose is to screen the public for vision and hearing acuity, glaucoma and diabetes detection, and blood pressure screening.

Sponsored by the San Juan Lions Club, these screenings are available free of charge. The screening unit is a program of the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing, a 501©(3) charitable non-profit organization founded in 1969 by Lions Clubs in the Northwest.

The screening unit operates under the Lions motto “We Serve” and is staffed by volunteer health professionals and Lions Club members. Since 1997, this professionally equipped mobile unit has traveled throughout Washington and Northern Idaho providing vision, hearing, glaucoma, diabetes, and blood pressure screening to more than 30,000 people annually, including 25,000 school children.

The screening unit is able to keep its service free through the efforts of civic-minded volunteers, local Lions Club sponsorship, and the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight & Hearing. For more information, call Sally Browne, 370-5711; or Stacie Baisch, Au.D. (360) 298-1369.

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