Three area Lions Clubs will offer free vision screenings in September at five Cobb County public libraries.
The vision screenings are for adults and children from six months of age. Lions Club volunteers use a screening device to detect possible vision issues that require follow-up professional care. Walk-ins are encouraged.
The Lions Club events are part of Cobb County Library System’s Falls Prevention Awareness Initiative launched in 2015 with support from Cobb Senior Services, Georgia Department of Public Health, WellStar Health System and other organizations.
Vision problems are identified as a top falls risk factor, especially for seniors. According to the CDC, the average hospital cost is more than $30,000 for a fall injury.
The Lions Club events include:
* Wednesday, September 6, 2 pm to 4 pm: West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw 30152. (770) 528-4699. Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club
* Saturday, September 9, 2 pm to 4 pm: Kennesaw Library, 2250 Lewis St., Kennesaw 30144. (770) 528-2529. North Cobb Lions Club
*Wednesday, September 13, 3 pm to 5 pm: Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive, Marietta 30060. (770) 528-2520. South Cobb Lions Club
* Monday, September 18, 2 pm to 4 pm: Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta Street, Building 1, Powder Springs 30127. (770) 439-3600. Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club
* Friday, September 22, 3 pm to 5:30 pm: South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton 30126. (678) 398-5828. South Cobb Lions Club
For more information, visit www.cobbcat.org/falls-prevention.