Date: March 13, 2000
Annapolis, Maryland-The Eugene Chaney Foundation recently presented a monetary donation to the Anne Arundel Lions Club to purchase a Photoscreener to provide early detection of “Amblyopia” or lazy eye. Approximately 5% of the children in the United States between the ages of 6 months to about 4 years suffer from Amblyopia. If this disease is detected in the earlier years of a child’s life it can be cured. The Lions Club will be using the Photoscreener to take pictures of the eye to send to medical professionals that are qualified to read the results. The South Anne Arundel Lions Club has been serving its community for over 53 years and is looking forward to serving there needs in this capacity. The primary location of the machine will be the Owensville Medical Center. The Lions Club will also be providing the community the option to have free screenings at the location of their choice. To make arrangements for free screenings at your location or for more information, please either call Lion Jack Smith at (410) 867-3311 or Lion John Sesso at (410) 735-5400.