Free kids' vision exams set for June 15 in Aurora

Free vision exams for children, ages 6 months to 16, will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15.

A clinic by Aurora Lions Club will take place at Aurora Public Library West Branch, 233 Constitution Drive in Aurora. The public is invited. Admission and parking are free. Advance registration is not required. Walk-ins are welcome.

Lions volunteers offer monthly clinics on the third Saturday of the month at the library.

Volunteers use a handheld Plusoptix screener to check eye health of kids for nearsightedness, called myopia; farsightedness, hyperopia; and astigmatism, egg-shaped eye.

Adults are notified if a screening indicates a vision problem that requires a comprehensive exam.

Vision cameras are supported by a grant from Lions International Foundation. The effort is part of Lions Kidsight USA, community eye screening for children sponsored by Lions International.

Aurora Lions president Susan Koepke said warning signs of vision problems are changes in vision, changes in eye appearance, eye pain or irritation, and infections or allergies.

Lions began free monthly eye exams for children in May 2023 at the library.

Founded in 1922, Aurora Lions Club is celebrating its second century of community service.

Open to men and women interested in community service, the club meets at noon on the first and third Thursdays at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 27 S. Edgelawn Drive in Aurora. Prospective members are invited. For details, visit

With the motto “We Serve,” Lions volunteers focus on supporting causes including hearing and vision impairment, hunger, the environment, diabetes and childhood cancer.

Lions International is the largest service club organization in the world. Approximately 1.42 million members in more than 48,000 clubs serve in 200 countries and geographic areas worldwide.

Since 1917, Lions have strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects and extended service impact through the Lions Clubs Foundation.

For more information about Lions International, visit

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