Children receive free eye exams

Children receive free eye exams

LAWTON, Okla._A non-profit organization is hoping to keep area children's eyes healthy by providing free eye exams.

The Lions Club offered free eye exams from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lawton Public Library. More than 20 kids from the age of six months old to 10 years old received a free eye exam. Volunteers performed the exams by using a hand-held machine.

John Williams, a Lions Club volunteer, says these exams are preventative and can often reveal bigger health problems.

"Lions have identified kids with tumors with this device by identifying curvature of the eye, so it's a great preventative measure and it's free. We love doing community service," Williams said.

The free eye exams only take a few minutes and children were able to walk out knowing their prescription.