Lions Learn About Fairfax County “Eyeglasses for the Poor” Program

Posted on January 18, 2018

At the Fairfax Lions Club dinner meeting on January 16, the guest speaker was Javier Alarcon-Ramos from Fairfax County’s Health Department. Javier was introduced by his boss – Ms. Shauna Severo, County Assistant Director for Patient Care Services.

Javier Alarcon-Ramos, Fairfax County Health Department

Shauna and Javier told us about providing eye exams and eyeglasses for the needy under a partnership between the County Government, INOVA Lions Eye Clinic, local eyeglass companies, and several local Lions Clubs. The partnership has been in work for a year now with some good results. Fairfax Lions Club has a robust eyeglass program for the needy, and utilizes County resources to assure qualified persons participate.  Persons considering this resource should apply thru the County Health Department.

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