Eyeglass clinic planned for March 19 in Lyndonville with free glasses available

Posted 3 March 2022 at 10:31 am

Provided photos: This photo shows an eyeglass clinic run by a Lions Club. The Lyndonville Lions will be hosting an eyeglass clinic on March 19 at the White Birch Golf Club.

Press Release, Lyndonville Lions Club

LYNDONVILLE – The Lyndonville Lions Club will be hosting a one-day-only pop-up eyeglass clinic on Saturday, March 19. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the White Birch Golf Club, 1515 North Lyndonville Rd.

It will be held on a first-come-first-served basis and early attendance is encouraged. Ample parking is available for both vehicles and buggies.

This event will be staffed by New York State licensed doctors of ophthalmology and optometry. The purpose of the eyeglass clinic is to provide free eyeglass frames with prescription lenses to anyone who attends – children, ages 5-and-older, and adults are all welcome.

Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No appointment is necessary and, except for basic contact information (name, address, phone number) no other information or identification will be asked for or required.

“I appreciate that a lot of folks will be skeptical of an offer for free prescription eyeglasses,” shares Lyndonville Lions President Darren Wilson. “But this is for real. No gimmicks and it really is free.”

There will be several hundred eyeglass frames to choose from and all frames have been professionally sanitized and presented in as-new condition. Optometrists will be on hand for professional fitting and adjustment of frames.

Licensed doctors of ophthalmology will determine proper prescription lenses for each individual which will then be sent out for grinding and insertion into your chosen eyeglass frames.

“Out of respect for our local eye care professionals, our clinic will only be held for this one day this year in all of Orleans County,” Wilson said. “It’s a one-shot deal.”

The Lyndonville Lions Club also recently welcomed its newest member, Renee Hungerford, shown here during her induction ceremony and flanked by her Lions Club sponsor, Bruce Schmidt (center) and current president, Darren Wilson. Hungerford is executive director of Community Action of Orleans & Genesee.