Joanne Pollock, registered nurse and team leader in the operating room, accepts a cheque for $2,000 for the Ophthalmology Fund. Courtesy Photo

Jane Adams
Special to the Record

WINCHESTER – Once again, the Winchester Lions Club has positively impacted the Ophthalmology department at Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH). Recently, the Lions Club provided a $2,000 gift to the WDMH Foundation’s Ophthalmology Fund. The donation will be used to fund the next piece of required equipment.

“The Winchester Lions are proud to be the Knights of the Blind and to support our great hospital in providing vision-related health care,” noted the Lions Club executive. WDMH was chosen as a beneficiary for the Club’s ‘year-end’ giving list.

“We are so grateful to the Winchester Lions for their help in ensuring that eye care services and surgeries are available close to home,” added foundation managing director Kristen Casselman. “This industrious group has donated $150,243 to WDMH and we are very thankful as this specialized equipment can be very expensive.”

Most recently, the local Lions Clubs helped to purchase a new microscope that is used for cataract and strabismus eye surgeries. It acts as a very high intense magnification that the eye surgeon looks through at the same time as performing the surgery. The new microscope cost $94,731.21.