Giant 37-foot Aerbus is equipped to test vision and hearing.
On a sunny morning last week, an impressive vehicle sat in the hot sun in a parking lot at Carson High School.
The Mobile Screening Unit, a giant 37-foot Aerbus equipped to test vision and hearing, was there as part of a health fair sponsored by South Bay Medical Center and the Carson Lions Club.
The MSU is a project of Lions District 4-L3, and for us at LSH, it's a valuable resource. If someone comes through the unit at one of these Lions Club-sponsored events and is diagnosed with a vision or hearing problem that we can help with, the staff will refer that person to us.
On most of its outings the unit is staffed by optometrist Dr. Ken Shiomi, a member of the LSH Board of Directors, and Lion Jennifer Cantillon, along with members of Dr. Shiomi's staff.
Last week, according to Dr. Shiomi, 50-odd people came through the MSU -- a typical number, he says.
LSH is grateful for the work done by the MSU, which is one of several units available for screenings throughout Southern California. This unit is available to Lions Clubs throughout the 4-L3 District. To find out more, click here.