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Lions' Vision for Better Eye SightSubmitted: 01/28/2013
Story By Ryan Abney


LAKE TOMAHAWK - Taking care of vision shouldn't be a tough task.
If we can't see clearly, it's just a matter of visiting the eye doctor. For some people it's not that simple.

People go without clear vision all over the world.
The Lions and Lioness Club in Lake Tomahawk is doing their part to give people the gift of sight.

At the Raymond Sloan Community Center, it's about seeing clearly.


Lake Tomahawk's Lions and Lioness's Club has helped thousands of people's vision, worldwide. Dave Johnson has been here since 1997.

"When we found out they needed clubs to do this, our club went into it whole hog. We started out with a few guys doing it, now we got everyone involved. Almost the whole club works at it sooner or later."

The Lions camp in Rosholt Wisconsin recycles about a million pairs annually. It's the club's job is to clean up the mess.

And once the eye-glasses are sorted the Lions' and Lioness' write new prescriptions.

Thousands of hours are devoted to keep this train rolling. But delivering the gift of sight makes it all worth while.

"It doesn't cost a penny to do this, just our time. And that's what's so great about it. That's how you improve lives. That's what Lionism is all about."


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