September 5

Free Vision Screenings

Free vision screenings at select libraries in September

Injuries from falls are a leading reason Cobb residents visit emergency rooms and vision problems are identified as a top risk factor for falling, especially for seniors. According to the CDC, the average hospital cost is more than $30,000 for a fall injury. To help our community address this, three area Lions Clubs will offer free vision screenings in September at five county libraries. The screenings are for adults and children, from six months of age. Lions Club volunteers use a screening device to detect possible vision issues that require follow-up professional care. Walk-ins are encouraged.

The free screenings will be held:
2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 6
West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw
Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club

2-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9
Kennesaw Library, 2250 Lewis St., Kennesaw
North Cobb Lions Club

3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 13
Sibley Library, 1539 South Cobb Drive, Marietta
South Cobb Lions Club

2-4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 18
Powder Springs Library, 4181 Atlanta Street, Building 1, Powder Springs Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club

3-5:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton
South Cobb Lions Club

These events are part of Cobb County Library System’s Falls Prevention Awareness Campaign, launched in 2015 with support from Cobb Senior Services, Georgia Department of Public Health, WellStar Health System and other organizations.

For more information, please visit cobbcat.org/falls-prevention.

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