LUSAKA Lions Club members commemorated the World sight week by offering members of the general public free eye care specialist help as well as free medical checkups for various ailments. A check yesterday, at Chawama Clinic and David Emmett Centre, of the Children International Zambia members of the public from different walks of life and age groups made long queues to seek eye treatment. And Lions district chairperson for sight preservation and awareness, Lion Nicolas Mutale encouraged people with eye problems to seek professional medical care and to desist from using concoctions or roots which might complicate their cases . Lion Mutale explained that the club in collaboration with other cooperating partners such as the Beitcure, Vision Care and Tokyo Opticians were giving out free spectacles, screening and general health checks. “Today, what we are doing during the commemoration of world sight week, together with other cooperating partners such as Beitcure, Vison Care and Tokyo Optician, is offering free eye screening, freely giving spectacles and the general check up. “I would like to encourage Zambians at large to seek professional eye treatment and avoid the use of roots as well as concoctions because it does more harm to the eye,” he said. He expressed confidence that the club at Children International Zambia would surpass its target of reaching out to 500 patients as other members had gone out on an awareness campaign to attract the nearby communities of Chibolya Township, and by midday over 400 patients had been attended to while at Chawama 110 were screened.