Lions Operation Brightsight Newsletter - January 2017

Lions Operation Brightsight Newsletter - February 2017

The Pride of Multiple District 410

Lions Operation Brightsight provides corrective spectacles to the underprivileged people throughout the Republic of South Africa as well as the neighbouring states. Since its inception in July 1978 thousands of spectacles have been distributed to people, bringing smiles to the faces of senior citizens and children and indigents. Without the help of Lions Clubs and Operation Brightsight they would have gone through life with impaired vision.
 
OBJECTIVES
To receive prescriptions from Lions Clubs, Provincial Hospitals, Optometric Clinics, and various other organisations and to process these scripts at low cost using new and pre-owned frames that are in excellent condition fitted, with new prescription lenses.
 
CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT FOR 2016 / 2017
Control of Lions Operation Brightsight is in the hands of the Governing Body consisting of the Council of Governors of Multiple District 410.
 
Governing Board:
District 410-A : DG Geila Wills
District 410-B : DG Ian King
District 410-C : DG Ken Toward
District 410-D : DG Tillie Nel
 
Management Committee:

PDG Derek Edwards - Chairman
PDG Malcolm Johnstone - Treasurer
IPCC Rob Fowler
 
Staff:

PDG George MacDonald - Manager
Angie Tshabalala - Clerk and technical assistant 

Janis van der Heiden – Accounts

CONTACT DETAILS
Physical Address: 110 Woburn Avenue, Benoni 1501
Postal Address: P.O Box 17671, Benoni West 1503
Telephone Number: +27 11 422 5577
Fax Number: +27 86 617 9930
Email: brightsight@telkomsa.net
Banking Details: Nedbank Ltd. Branch : Melrose Arch, Branch Code : 191105. Account Number : 1911075276

COST
One pair single vision spectacles on a script R175.00.
One pair multi vision spectacles on a script R450.00
High scripts will be quoted on, after the script has been received.
The Lions Club will be advised of the cost and approval obtained before the spectacles are made.

 

OPERATION
Scripts are received from Lions Clubs and others. Script details are entered on the computer. Scripts are scrutinised and lenses are purchased. Frames are selected and frame and prescription is sent to a technician. Technician grinds lenses and fit lenses to frames. Spectacles are examined and cleaned. Suitable spectacle cases are selected and the spectacle and prescription is placed in the case and dispatched to the Lions Club.

OPTOMETRIST
Lions Clubs should contact an optometrist in their area and negotiate for the tests to be done free, at the expense of the Lions Club or reduced fee to the patient.
It has been found that many optometrists may give their time freely as a social contribution to your club and to the community.

If the eyes of scholars are to be tested, care must be taken to obtain a completed indemnity form from the parents or guardian.
What Documentation is required?

  • Script forms Must be completed by the Optometrist

  • ID number, date of birth or age is required.

Lions Operation Brightsight Consent Form

Lions Operation Brightsight Script

What to Check on the Prescription :

  • Pupil distance

  • Sex - Male or Female

  • Age

  • All other information has been completed

    What additional information is required?

  • Size of face - small, large etc & any other information that will assist in choosing the correct frames

  • Street or postal address of the Lions Club so spectacles can then be sent to the Lions Club at a nominal cost to the Lions Club.

Publicity

Obtain the maximum publicity for your Lions Club by submitting photos & articles to your local newspaper. Remember to recognize Lions Operation Brightsight in any publicity articles

LET'S DO OUR BEST FOR THE SIGHT IMPAIRED!
Let's meet Helen Keller's challenge...
to be "Knights of the Blind"