The Plain City Lions Club recently donated more than 800 pairs of glasses and 500 cases from Plain City to The Ohio State University School of Optometry to support its program to help those in need in Central America.
The program, Student Volunteer Opthometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH) helped nearly 1,000 adults and children in Peru this year.
According to Samantha Hoelver, SVOSH president, those who make the trip each year comprise at least three attending doctors, and between 12-15 students who have reached certain criteria in volunteerism.
The glasses and cases were delivered Friday, Aug. 21, to the school, where students will sort and determine the prescription for each pair of glasses and make them ready for the next trip to help those in need.
Plain City businesses where eyeglass donation boxes can be found are Yoder’s Ace Hardware, Plain City Druggist, Schrock Automotive, Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City Pharmacy, Security National Bank, Plain City Chiropractic Clinic, Richwood Banking Co., Advanced Eye Care & Sports Vision Center, the Bickham Center and the Country Closet Thrift Store.
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