On March 7, Dr. Jennifer Johnson will be alongside her fellow Olathe Noon Lions at their annual Free Health Fair at the American Legion. Dr. Johnson has been a member of the Olathe Lions Club International for almost 15 years. From 8 a.m. - 12 p.m, Dr. Johnson will provide vision screening from the Lions' mobile eye truck. A wide variety of other free health screenings will be available, including cholesterol and blood pressure testing.
Although the Lions Club is an international organization, the Olathe Noon Lions Club has a local focus. The club works closely with the school nurses in the Olathe school district to target low income children with no health insurance who need eye exams. Grin Eye Care has provided hundreds, possibly thousands, of eye exams to children in need over the past 15 years.
Olathe Noon Lions Club awards a $500 scholarship at each of the Olathe high schools to one graduating senior pursuing a healthcare degree in college.
The Olathe Lions also contribute to community beautification by sponsoring quarterly street cleaning. You can see the Lions ringing bells for the Salvation Army's red kettles every December.
Grin Eye Care helps the Lions by collecting old pairs of glasses at both of our locations. The Lions make sure the glasses go those who can use them to correct their vision.
For more information on the upcoming health fair, visit the Olathe Noon Lions' Facebook page.