By Tim Kowols
Students at Door County schools can thank area Lions Clubs for being able to see and hear to the best of their abilities. Since 2006, the Lions Clubs have partnered with the Door County Public Health Department to give free hearing and vision screenings to elementary students after budget cuts caused nursing staff to be cut. Egg Harbor Lions Club Secretary Jim Sanden says last year they were able to save the vision for at least two students.
If a hearing or vision issue is found during the screening, students are referred to a doctor to begin the needed treatment. Sanden says the Lions Clubs are always looking for volunteers to help administer the tests and join the organizations located in Door County.