Elderly Home Receives Free Eye Care


No fewer than 40 in-
mates of the Home For the Elderly, Port Harcourt, have received free eye screening and treatment.
The free eye screening and treatment tagged World Lions Sight Day was provided by the International Association of Lions Club, District 404A2, Nigeria Region 1, Port Harcourt, to mark this year’s World Sight Day.
In his speech, the Multiple Council Chairperson, (Mrs) Lion Samuel Ekpuk, stated that every year, Lions Club embarks on free medical and eye care outreach to help alleviate the suffering of indegent members of the public in a bid to releiving them of the burden of healthcare.
He also said the choice of the elderly was informed by the fact that as one grows older, the sight begins to deteriorate saying that during this time, most people tend to ignore their sight attributing the deterioration to ageing and that nothing could be done about it.
On his part, the Region Chairperson, Lion Sado Theophilus, noted that drugs and eye glasses were given out and enjoined the recipients to use them correctly.
In attendance were members from Port Harcourt (PH) Crystal, PH Pearl, PH New Garden City, PH Metro, PH Omega, and PH Diamond.
World Sight Day is commemorated October every year.