Congratulations to the Brazoria Lions Club

Brazoria Lions Club Accepts / Makes Use of Phillips 66 Donation for Vision Screening Equipment

 The Brazoria Lions Club gladly accepted a check from Phillips 66 for $14,000.00 to purchase vision screening cameras in order to test the vision of children ages 6 and under in the local schools and area.

Monday, November 9, 2020 at their regular meeting, the Brazoria Lions had a photo op accepting the check from Phillips 66 Midstream representative, Jamie Davis. He commented, “During the second quarter of this year even with the challenges of the COVID-19 shutdowns, Phillips 66 Midstream was very pleased to support the Brazoria Lions Club.  Midstream was able to provide the funding for the purchase of two vision testing units to help identify eyesight issues of children in the area schools.  Phillips 66 Midstream and Clemens Caverns works to be involved in the communities where we operate.”

The equipment used to check vision, is quick, painless and can accurately identify vision problems in a few seconds. The purpose of the screening was to determine whether or not vision correction is required. As the children are screened, results are recorded on the machines and at the end of the screening, are given to the school’s nurse. Those needing eye correction are identified and the nurse will have a record of the exam that the parents can take to an eye doctor of their choice.

On 10-27-2020 Brazoria Lions Club members (who are licensed to use the equipment, but not eye doctors) conducted a vision screening for the children of Wild Peach Elementary utilizing the new equipment. Doing the screening were Gloria Powell, Roy Edwards, Jan Edwards and Vision Screening Chairman,  Darrell Powell. A total of 154 vision screenings were conducted with one child unable to be screened. Twenty-two of those screened were identified with vision deficiencies.

The screening is an outgrowth of the Lions International initiative better vision for all. This vision screening is targeted for children ages 6 months – 6 years old because it has been determined that if problems in young eyes can be found soon enough, corrections can be made so that glasses may not be necessary later in life.

For more information or to schedule a screening, call Lion Darrell Powell at 979-417- 6120 or the Brazoria Lions at: 979-798-4444.

Shown from left to right are: Lion Charlotte Hopkins, Lion Visions Screening Chairman Darrell Powell, Phillips 66 Representative Jamie Davis, Lion President Marie Hicks, and Lion Gloria Powell.