Eye Bank

The Pardeeville Lions Club assists in a program sponsored by the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin in the recovery and transplantation of corneas.  

Our participation is the transportation of surgically removed eye tissue to the Lions Eye Bank in Madison. Then, after the eye tissue is processed, we are involved in the transportation of eye tissue to corneal transplant surgeons, researchers and teachers.  

Dedicated Club Members are on call for the transportation of eye tissue during the months of February and August each year from either Portage to Madison or Portage to Tomah routes of the Wisconsin network.  

The Club also provides financial support for the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.  

Click on Lions Websites on left, then Eye Bank of Wisconsin for more information.


Children's Vision Screening

One of the most worthwhile projects of the Pardeeville Lions Club is the children's eye screening program in the Pardeeville, Cambria Friesland, and Rio School Districts, and St John's Lutheran School in Pardeeville.  

We offer the screenings free of charge and are completed once a year.  With a new ditigal camera now being used, we are in a better position to provide an accurate reading of the screening

Many eye problems are more easily resolved when found early so the purpose is to detect lazy eye and near or far sightedness.  If the camera detects a potential concern, the parent(s) is informed that the child should be seen by a professional eye care specialist.  Many times the parents are not aware of the problem.

Lion Carol, Lion Sally. and lion Mary are prepared for the next screening


Eye Glass Collection

Our Club participates in the Lions Recycle for Sight Program where we collect used eyeglasses.  

The collected eyeglasses undergo "processing" before Lions and other mission teams deliver them free of charge to children and adults in need in developing countries.

We have collection boxes at these community locations:

Angie W. Cox Public Library
119 North Main Street
Pardeeville, WI 53954

Bank of Poynette
512 South Main Street
Pardeeville, WI 53954 

Pardeeville Hometown Pharmacy
135 North Main Street
Pardeeville, WI 53934

Look for the collection box



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