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Owens Community College and the Bowling Green Evening Lions Club Collaborate for "Save Your Vision Week"

Dawn DeFalco (left), Owens Chair of the Optometric/Ophthalmic Program, presents Doug Kaufman of the Bowling Green Evening Lions Club, with the 150 glasses that were collected by the College

Owens Community College recently celebrated "Save Your Vision Week" collecting 150 eyeglasses from the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses through a combined effort between the College and Bowling Green Evening Lions Club.

"Activities such as Save Your Vision Week are to remind us of the importance of good eyesight and the role it plays in our life," said Dawn DeFalco, Owens Chair of the Optometric/Ophthalmic Program.

The week's events included a speech by Doug Kaufman of the Bowling Green Evening Lions Club, a safety demonstration on Workplace Eye Safety and free vision eye screenings by the Owens Optometric/Ophthalmic Program students, which were offered to the College's faculty, staff and students and the community. The week concluded with DeFalco presenting Kaufman with the glasses that were collected at Owens.

"The glasses will be taken to optometrists and opticians in the United States and throughout the world to aid the less fortunate with their sight problems," Kaufman said.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens Community College offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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