LIONS LEARN ABOUT LOW VISION CENTER
February 12, 2014
|Lion Bob Johnson, District 22-W Trustee of the Lions Vision Research
Foundation, recently spoke to the Francis Scott Key Lions Club about the
Lions Vision Research Foundation and the Lions Vision Research Center at
the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The
Foundation is funded exclusively by the Lions of Multiple District 22 in
Maryland and Delaware and provides research, education, and clinical
services for persons with low vision, defined as vision of 20/50 or
worse in the better eye which cannot be improved by glasses, surgery, or
medication. The $4 million endowment provides about $200,000 annually
that funds only research; annual operating expenses of approximately
$165,000 are covered by donations and other fundraising efforts.
Satellite locations are currently located in Belair, Havre de Grace,
Lutherville, and at Baltimore’s Bayview Medical Center; clinical
appointments may be scheduled by calling 1-800/215-6467.
Shown with Lion Johnson (right) is FSK Lions First Vice-president and
Region III Zone III Chairman Duane Voitel.
The FSK Lions meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.
at the Barbara Fritchie Candystick Restaurant, 1513 West Patrick Street,
Frederick. For additional information on the FSK Lions or on becoming a Lion,
visit www.fsklions.org or contact Membership Chairman Darlene Aulls at