How We Serve
Diabetes is a serious and unfortunately common disease that affects many people regardless of whether they are rich or poor, young or old, educated or not. It is a sneaky disease; it has no symptoms until it has taken a firm hold of the individual. It is a progressive disease. There is no cure. It only gets worse over time.
Fortunately, there are ways to control diabetes as long as the individual is aware of it and seeks medical help. One of the difficulties with diabetes is that it causes other medical problems if not controlled such as: eye disease, kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, anemia, and nerve damage. One of the ways to diagnose diabetes is by doing a blood test - checking a single drop of blood to determine the glucose level in it. Too high a glucose reading means the person may already have diabetes or is likely to contract it.
This is why our Lions club decided to hold blood glucose screenings so we can help those in danger to seek medical help before it is too late.
Vision and Hearing Screenings
The Wesley Chapel Lions Club is able to travel to many preschools and day care centers where we offer screening services to detect vision and hearing deficiencies in children.
In 2018 we examined over 1,000 preschool children for the most common eye diseases that are often undetected. If not caught before the age of 6 many of these eye ailments will become incurable and can lead to blindness.
We screen for 7 childhood issues including Hyperopia (farsightedness), Myopia (nearsightedness), Astigmatism (blurred vision), Anisometropia (unequal refractive power), Anisocoria (unequal pupil size), Strabismus (eye misalignment), and Media Opacities (i.e. cataracts and corneal scars).
We actively collect dry goods and non-perishables or local food banks at our fund raisers and local events. We partner with the food pantries to make sure that families in our community have enough to eat.
Lions believe in giving back!
The Wesley Chapel Lions Club partners with the Lions of Southwest Florida to assist with hurricane preparedness and disaster relief. Our club jumps into action when there is a need to collect and deliver supplies to those affected by these unpredictable events.
We provide cleanup assistance and other support for people who cannot support themselves.
Driving down Bruce B Downs? Take a look out your window and you might see a Lion in a bright yellow vest. We dutifully work to preserve our community by collecting and disposing of the waste found along this highway.
Eye Glass Collection
We have several locations in the community where you can drop off used glasses and hearing aids. The glasses are sorted, counted, and packed into boxes where we send them to Lions organizations that refurbish, recycle, and donate them to people in need.
We have locations in both Wesley Chapel and Land O Lakes.
Thank you to our partners who allow us to collect these important items in their locations.
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 12 PM and the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 PM, at Walk On's Sports Bistreaux.
Everyone is welcome.
25372 Sierra Center Blvd, Lutz, FL 33559
WE WILL NOT BE MEETING DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE
|Vice President||George Cogan|
|Immediate Past President||George Cogan|
7842 Land O Lakes BLVD
Land O Lakes, FL 34638
Sweet Darling Quilt
26230 Wesley Chapel Blvd Lutz
Walk On's Bistreaux
25372 Sierra Center Blvd Lutz
Lucky Eye Care
2306 Green Ranch Dr. Suite 102
28500 State Road 54
Excellence in Eye Care
2225 Grand Cypress Dr, Lutz
25434 Sierra Center Blvd, Lutz
27835 Wesley Chapel Blvd.
Can we help you?
We provide most services at no cost.
Having trouble seeing?
We provide free eye exams. We also offer assistance if you believe that you need glasses but cannot afford them.
Having trouble hearing?
We work with several organizations that will help to provide hearing aids at a reduced cost.
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