The Huntley Farmside
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Ife IHuntUtt JFarmaide Your Home Town Newspaper USPS 580-360 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1985 VOLUME 26-NUMBER 25 snanoto THE raqruB or HUNTunr SINCE iwo jsfcpwfoyy Legion's 3rd. Annual Pig Roast Pictured are scenes from the American Legk>n's 3rd. Annual Pig Roast held last Sunday, Lions Club To Offer Free Glaucoma Screening September ISth. Legion mem¬ bers worked hard to ready themselves for the big day, roasting 3 pigs, and maldng potato salad, sauerkraut, com on the cob and slicing tomatoes and cucuml>ers only to have a poor tumout of only 75 people for the fabulous dinner. Every year 30,000 more Americans go blind. For many of them, blindness could have t>een prevented. The Lions Qubs of Illinois, 33,000 members strong, want to help every adult in Illinois avoid blindness. As part of that statewide program, the Huntley Lions will host a visit by the Lions of Illinois Mobile Glaucoma iFcreening Unit from 1:30 - 3:30 jn Friday Septeml>er 20 at The American Legion to offer free screenings for glaucoma and visual acuity for persons at least 21 years of age. Announcement of the screen¬ ing unit visit was made by club president, Warren Hansen. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. In its common form it gives no warning, and, by the time it shows symptoms, it has pro¬ gressed far down the road to blindness. However, glaucoma can be treated medically. Atmut 4,000 Americans are blinded annually and needlessly by glaucoma, a disease character¬ ized by and increase in fluid pressure within the eyeball. More than 1 million Americans have glaucoma right this minute without knowing h. Visual acuity means how well you can see how far. The screenings are conducted on board a large mobile unit and take only a few minutes. Eyes are not dilated, creating no difficulties for driving. The person, after signing in, flrst is screened for visual acuity by Lions and volunteers by looking into a Titmus machine and reading a chart. Persons failing this screening do not continue the remainder of the screening and are urged to (Attain a complete eye examination from a professional. From the >dsual acuity post the person moves to a long coach, where a nurse volunteer administers local anesthetic drops in the eyes. The drops do NOT dilate the pupils. In a few moments the person to t>e screened for glaucoma reclines in a special examination diair, where he is screened by a licensed medical doctor with a special instrument that meas¬ ures the pressure within the eyeball. The screening proce¬ dure is fast and painless. The person then is told the results of the screening. Persons fruQing the flaucoma screening are urged to see a medical doctor for a complete eye exambnation and evaluation atwut the possibility of glaucoma. The doctor performing the glaucoma screening is a resi¬ dent in ophthalmology from the Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine of the University of Illinois at the Medical Center in Chicago. Lions and volunteers will he manning the Glaucoma Uiiit for the screening. While glaucoma primarily af¬ fects persons at least 35 years of age and older, the Uons urge all adults over 21 years of age to have their eyes screened. The Lions emphasize that the proce¬ dures are screenings, not total examinations, but point out the benefits of early warning pro¬ grams such as theirs in helping prevent blindness. The Glaucotita Unit is admin¬ istered by the Lions of Illinois Foundation, 1515 N. Hariem Ave., Oak Park, the charitable arm of the state's Lions Qubs. Funding for the program comes primarily from proceeds of Candy Day, held statewide the second Friday of every Octot>er. Physicians Center Coming Hoorayl Hoorayl We're going to have a Physician's Center £ Huntley. Memorial Hospital for Mc¬ Henry County has recently purchased the old Bank Build¬ ing at 11715 Main Stteet and will stari remodeling in the very near future. The Center will have 3 family practitioners, 1 OB Gynecologist and 1 Surgeon available and will be open 5 days a week for at least 6 hours a day with some evening hours for those who worit. The Center will offer Com¬ munity Health Education Pro¬ grams starting with lectures and baby sitting classes fot young adults. It wSl house 3 examining rooms, a consultation otBce, reception area and large waiting area. The vault will 1^ used to store files. Scott Samuels, Director of Development and Community Relations, from Memorial Hos¬ pital sUted that it will be a private practice situation with patients seeing his or her own doctor and not as a clinic where the patient may see whoever is on duty. They will employ a reception¬ ist and a nurse, preferably from Himtiey and they hope to become an active pari of the community. Within tiie next few wedcs we will be nmning pictures and biographies of our new physi¬ cians. A "Grand Openmg" is sche¬ duled for early November.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
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|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|