Lions support eye clinic

Great news is coming for residents of the Cayman Islands. In their mission to fight against blindness, the Lions Eye Clinic was recently visited by members of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, whose aim is to obtain eye equipment that will provide the community with a service presently being obtained through overseas referral.

Eye clinic supported

From left: Dr. Jyotin Pandit; Lion Andrew Eden, member of the Sight and Diabetes Committee; Lion Tannya Mortimer, Sight and Diabetes Committee Chair; and Albert Anderson, President of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman.
Photo: Submitted

‘The Eye Clinic has progressed over the years with the community’s support,’ Dr. Pandit of the Lions Eye Clinic said in a press release.

‘Obtaining this new equipment will certainly eliminate the need for residents to travel overseas. The Clinic is dedicated to offering services locally and offers many types of services including a variety of new products such as; Botox injections for persons having issues with keeping their eyes open (caused by jerking eye movement); contact lenses that last six to eight weeks; silicone plugs for dry eyes and glaucoma drops that require one drop instead of multiple.

‘The Clinic looks forward to the continued support of the Lions Club and the community to enable us to continue providing eye care for our local community.’

President of the Lions Club of Grand Cayman Albert Anderson said: ‘In 1925 Helen Keller, the legendary campaigner for the disabled, threw down the gauntlet to the Lions to become ‘Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness’ and since then the Lions clubs have worked hard to improve services for the blind and visually impaired.

‘We are very proud to be part of the Eye Clinic’s success and hope that Dr Pandit continues his innovative and proactive leadership.’

WHO THEY ARE

The Lions Club of Grand Cayman has over 100 members and meets the first and third Thursday of each month beginning at 7.30pm at the Lions Community Centre. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Lions Club of Grand Cayman, please contact Lion Ian Callow at 916-0232.

For information regarding Sight and Diabetes contact Committee Chair Lion Tannya Mortimer at 925-3250.

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