Thursday, April 15, 2021

Roland Teen Has Successful Eyeglass Drive

Cambrey Jo Hull, Oklahoma Miss United States Agriculture, presenting Destry Graham of the Sallisaw Lions Club with donated prescription eyeglasses, eyeglass cases and prescription lenses.

Cambrey Jo Hull of Roland, Oklahoma Miss United States Agriculture, recently held an eyeglass drive in hopes of raising awareness of vision problems in children and adults. After the completion of her drive, Hull had collected 476 new and gently used prescription eyeglasses, 180 eyeglass cases and 2,136 prescription lenses.

Today, more than 250 million people are blind or have moderate to severe distance-vision impairment and nearly 1.1 billion people have near-vision impairment simply because they do not have a pair of glasses. Statistics show that unaddressed distance-vision impairment in many low- and middle-income regions is four times higher than in high-income regions.

Hull partnered with the Sallisaw Lions Club, which has an eyeglass program called OneSight. The program is committed to improving vision for the less fortunate. The Lions Club has a long history of serving the blind and visually impaired, and remains committed to continuing that mission into its next century of service.

Hull is a junior at Roland High School. She will be competing at the National Miss United States Agriculture Pageant in Orlando, Fla., in June.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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