Lions Eye Bank awards Knight of Sight to Larson Eye Care founder

Christopher L. Larson , M.D. was recently presented with the prestigious Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) Knight of Sight Fellowship.

The award was presented to Dr. Larson by Jerry Wille, President of the LEBW , at the annual November dinner meeting of the Sheboygan Area Lions Eye Bank Support Group held at Klemmes Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Howards Grove.

President Wille shared that the Fellowship is “the highest form of recognition that may be presented by a club, zone, group, or district to an individual which exemplifies the LEBW's mission to give the Gift of Sight in Wisconsin , the United States and Internationally. “

Dr. Larson grew up in Sheboygan and moved back after completing ophthalmology training in Madison, Wisconsin at The University Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He has practiced ophthalmology 39 years and is founder of Larson Eye Care. He has promoted the Lions Club mission locally through his efforts of expanding the corneal donor and transplant program, performing corneal transplant surgery on area patients and by lecturing about the importance of the Lions efforts to enhance vision through screenings, vision care, and ophthalmic surgery. He is the only surgeon in the area to perform this type of surgery.

President Wille with the LEBW Board of Directors commended Dr. Larson for “unselfish dedication, service and commitment to Lion ism” and his dedication to “Giving the Gift of Sight.”

President Wille shared that Dr. Larson's name will be prominently and permanently displayed on the LEBW Knight of Sight Wall of Honor, and will also be recognized in a future LEBW annual report.

The Sheboygan Area Eye Bank Support Group was established in 1975 to promote and develop an Eye Bank sub-station for the Madison Area Eye Bank. It is made up of 11 Lion Clubs in the Sheboygan area that voluntarily transport donated eye tissue via a relay system.

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