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Town group will highlight sight issues
11:10am Friday 4th October 2013 in News
DROITWICH Lions group will be backing International Sight Awareness Week with an information stand in the town.
The awareness campaign will start on Saturday, October 12 and the Spa-based group will be at St Andrews Square Shopping Centre, near Victoria Square, to highlight the cause.
The Lions Eye Care Programme has worked for some years to encourage the early detection and timely treatment of diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and to encourage the appropriate treatment of low vision.
Droitwich Lions members will man the stand to draw attention to the programme and will be joined on the day by representatives of Sight Concern Worcester, a charity which helps blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
The Lions have been recycling used spectacles for more than 30 years and last year alone more than 300,000 pairs were collected across Great Britain and Ireland. After sorting and grading they were sent to eye camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe.
The Lions will have a collection box on the stand and others will be located in several opticians.
For more information visit droitwichlions.com
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