Sanibel Captiva Lions Club offers free screenings
The complimentary Sanibel-Captiva Lions Club Diabetes, Glaucoma, Hearing and Blood Pressure Screenings will be performed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Sanibel Recreation Center.
The diabetes test uses a tiny drop of blood extracted with an almost painless prick of the finger, which is then read by a blood glucose meter in 5 seconds. The glaucoma test checks peripheral vision and eye pressure, which can detect existing eye damage and/or provide predictive information.
The Lion screeners have been trained and certified by a doctor and use all appropriate methods to insure antiseptic conditions and privacy during the screening. Screenings are performed on a first come, first serve basis.
Finding and treating eye disease early is the best way to limit the effects of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease. If left untreated, they may cause severe vision loss or even blindness.
The Sanibel Recreation Center is located at 3880 Sanibel-Captiva Road. Daily, weekly, semi-annual and annual memberships are available. For more information call the Sanibel Recreation Center at 472-0345 or visit our web site at www.mysanibel.com.