Vision Therapy Center

I just received an excellent newsletter from the Vision Therapy Center that highlights  a number of children vision issues and in particular, the limitations of using the Snellen Chart to determine visual issues. Currently the State of Texas recommends the Snellen Chart for most of their vision testing requirements. They have allowed for the use of photo refractors for pre-school children and those that have special needs/ non-verbal. We do hope that the state continues to expand the use of a more comprehensive vision screening tool.  Lions in our district are certified to use these instruments which can help identify visual issues that the Chart misses. Bottom-line, we all need to encourage parents to get their child in for a comprehensive eye exam, much like a sports physical from a local eye care professional, before they turn 8. Even younger if there is any indication of amblyopia.
Please consider this an education resource and one that you can receive as part of their mailing list and pass it along to others.
Let’s Serve!
 Lion Jon Niemczyk

 

 

We’re overa month into the school year, and this is when functional vision problems start to emerge — even among kids who have never struggled in school before.

Why? Because as children advance a grade level, the functional vision problems that they’ve managed to adapt to suddenly become too much to overcome. The reading becomes too challenging, the print too small, the homework too much.

We detailed these issues in the post “Is Your Child Struggling in School After the First 30 Days?”

If your child starts to show these symptoms take the Vision Quiz. It’s a good way to indicate if your child has a functional vision problem.

The Vision Therapy Center <contact@thevtc.com>

Southwestern Medical Transplant Service Center

On Friday, July 28, 2nd Vice District Governor Vince Rosen and District Sight Preservation, Awareness & Action Chair Jon Niemczyk, members of the Colleyville Lions Club, presented an $800 donation check to E. Richard Jordan, Associate Director of the Southwestern Medical Center Transplant Service Center. These funds will provide medical care and support the training of physician, healthcare professional and medical scientists of the future.

District 2E2 Lions have supported the Transplant Services Center by providing education, awareness and funding in our community about the value and benefits of tissue donation. Tissue donations can include corneas, skin, bone, heart values and connective tissues. Cornea donations can restore sight in children and adults suffering from cornea damage and disease. Go to www.DonateLifeTexas.org to become a donor.

A recent Channel 11 news show highlighted the impact that a Southlake Fireman’s family made through the donation of his tissue. You can see the show at:

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/06/16/north-texas-firefighter-gives-gift-of-life-even-after-death/

Each year, our District participates in two events that focus on the impact that tissue and organ donation can make in our community. Please plan to attend the Thanksgiving Remembrance at the Gooch Center in Dallas on Sunday, November 19th and the Garden of Life Remembrance at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on April 14th.

2017 CLC Installation Dinner

The Colleyville Lions Club Installed new officers on July 6, 2017. Outgoing President Lion Juneria Berges and Incoming President Lion David Phelps.

Colleyville Lions Meeting Venue Change

Beginning July 7, 2017 the Colleyville Lions will meet at the First Methodist Church of Colleyville, 1000 Church St., in the Event Center. Park in the North parking lot by the Prayer Garden and enter through Door 3 or 4.

 

 

Leader Dog Support

Lions Charlie Bethard, John Paul Burnett and Vince Rosen presented Melissa Weisse a check in support of Leader Dog at the State Convention in San Antonio.

 

2017 Colleyville Lions 5k xSIGHTment Run – June 3rd

The Colleyville Lions Club announces a tentative date for the

20th Annual xSIGHTment Run

One-Mile Fun Run
5K ChronoTracK D-Tag Timing
and 5K Untimed

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Start time: 7:30 am

If you wish to register to participate in the xSIGHTment Run please

Register_Button

walking.day.4Wor print and mail ourrunning.day.4w
xSIGHTment Run Registration Form

Entry Fee:

$25.00 If postmarked or on-line by May 29th
$30.00 after May 29th

For more information send an email to xsightmentrun@gmail.com

If you are interested in serving our community with us and want to help sponsor our event use the following link.
Sponsorship Contract.

Connect with us on Facebook! at www.facebook.com/xsightment

xSIGHTment Banner Charities

TEXAS HOUSE HONORING LIONS INTERNATIONAL CENTENNIAL

April 3, 2017 The Texas House of Representatives passed a resolution to honor our Lions International Centennial. That resolution was sponsored by our State Representative, Lion Gio Caprigilione of Southlake. Approximately 50 Lions from all over the state were there. Colleyville Lions Club and District 2 E-2 were represented by Lions Charlie Bethards, John Paul Burnett, Stan Hall and Chuck Mogged.

Colleyville Lions Club Knights of Sight Golf Tournament

2017 Colleyville Lions Charity Scramble Golf Tournament- March 27th

Colleyville Lions Annual

Knights of Sight

Charity Scramble Golf Tournament

Held at Texas Star Golf Course
1400 Texas Star Parkway

4 Player Teams (Men or Women)
Box Lunch & Dinner Provided

Monday, March 27th, 2017 
Event Starts at 11:30
1:00 pm Shotgun Start

Click here for registration form

Golf Tournament Super Ticket

Come join the Colleyville Lions Club for our Annual Knights of Sight Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Couse in Euless.

Event Registration Form

Please make checks to: Colleyville Lions Club, 1313 Chatsworth Ct. East, Colleyville, TX 76034
or email to vince@rosenhome.com to ask questions of the Tournament Chairman, Vince Rosen.

Sponsors and Charities

 

Baylor Women’s Health Fair

Colleyville Lions Club provided Vision Screening at the Baylor Women’s Health Fair on Saturday, January 28th.

Thank you to all participants.