Dr. Ambrose Peterman is Honored for over fifty years of helping the Coventry Lions Club by offering free eye exams and prescription glasses at cost.
Pictured L to R - Lion Terry Stouffer, Dr, Ambrose Peterman and Lion Ken Swart
Dr. Peterman has been working with the Coventry Lions Club for well over fifty years. In addition, he worked with the Stowe Lions Club in Pottstown. Ambrose (Pete) announced his retirement as an optometrist at the end of September this year.
When schools would contact the Lions Club regarding a child in need of vision care a simple phone call to Ambrose Peterman,O.D. and the child was given an appointment to be shortly followed by an exam and glasses. The only charge to the club was the cost of the materials as the doctor's son, Todd Peterman worked next door as an optician and would prepare the glasses for the child.
The doctor's good will expanded beyond the school's children from disadvantaged families to area senior centers, community centers and basically any entity that worked to help those in need. If someone came to the Lions Club for help with vision problems they were sent to Dr. Peterman to get the help they needed.
Although the club has lost a valuable community resource with the retirement of Dr. Peterman we wish him a long and happy retirement.