Lions Club Helps Students See New Opportunities

In April, representatives of Total Vision LLC were on hand to deliver and provide brief training on the use of CCC's recently purchased vision enhancement devices.

The purchase was largely funded through community donations, including a generous $500 grant from the Astoria Lions Club. Two Transformer devices are now available for student use.

The vision enhancement equipment helps to enable CCC students with low vision to view a variety of printed materials, beyond what is currently possible for them with only corrective lenses. Images can be displayed on computer monitors and TV screens of any size.

Tom Gill and Charlene Larsen, both of the Astoria Lions Club, were on hand to see a demonstration of the device. “Astoria Lions Club appreciates the opportunity to participate with Clatsop Community College and to provide vision enhancing equipment for its students and faculty,” says Ms. Larsen, President of the Astoria Lions Club. The Astoria Lions Club is dedicated to broad-based community service with a special interest in providing assistance to the blind and visually impaired.

For more information about Total Vision LLC’s home or job based vision enhancement devices, contact Scott Bowman at or 360-936-5880. 

For more information about the vision enhancement equipment at CCC and other disability services, contact the CCC Disabilities Coordinator Jim Holen or call 503-338-2474.

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Three people watching demonstration.

CCC Dean of Learning and Astoria Lions Club representative Tom Gill and Astoria Lions Club President Charlene Larsen watch a CCC student demonstrate the Transformer vision enhancement device.

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