Cheddar Vale Lions teach school children how to look after their eyes

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 October 2016

Cheddar Vale Lions run Somerset Sight Bus in Sainsbury's car park.

Cheddar Vale Lions run Somerset Sight Bus in Sainsbury's car park.

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Approximately 19,000 people in Somerset are living with a visual impairment.

Children from Fairlands Middle School visited the Cheddar Vale Lions at the Somerset Sight Bus last week.

The Lions marked World Sight Day by manning the bus in Sainsbury’s in Roynon Way.

One of the Lions, who is visually impaired, taught the children how to use a white cane before leading them around an obstacle course.

The children went back to school with a better understanding of what it means to live with limited vision and the importance of looking after your eyes.

Lions president Janet Clark said: “The bus contained lots of useful equipment for the visually impaired and they also brought along special glasses to show the pupils from Fairlands Middle School how someone with a visual impairment sees the world.”

Somerset Sight is an independent charity which cares for people in the area from the point of diagnosis and beyond.

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