Making Vision a Priority
Diabetic Retinopathy is the leading cause of new blindness in adults in the United States today. Early detection is a major factor in the prevention of visual loss.
On April 23rd, the Elburn Lions Club will be sponsoring a free diabetic retinopathy eye screening, in conjunction with Lions of Illinois Foundation and Illinois Retina Associates, SC. The screening may determine if you have a retinal problem associated with macular degeneration.
This program is designed to screen people who are in high-risk categories for Diabetic Retinopathy, including people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Screenings are free and made possible through the use of a mobile unit which travels throughout Illinois. The mobile unit carries a non-mydriatic camera with digital imaging capability which photographs the retina.
These digital images (computer photos) of the retina are reviewed by professional staff at Illinois Retina Associates. Those found to exhibit symptoms of these retinal diseases after screening are encouraged to seek the ophthalmologic assistance of their choice.
Additional information on eye diseases and conditions is available from the Lions International web site:
For more information vision programs available through the Lions of Illinois Foundation, visit their web site at www.lionsofillinoisfoundation.org.