Eddie Eyeglasses was making the rounds at Killip Elementary and Leupp schools Wednesday. This is the first time the Ohio native has visited Flagstaff. He’s the mascot for the Ohio Lions Clubs’ vision education and eyeglass recycling program, said Bob Miller, the man behind the eyeglass mask.

Eddie has been visiting schools in Ohio since 1992, Miller said. He teaches students about eye health and safety and visiting the eye doctor. He also reminds students to wear their eyeglasses and encourages them to compliment their classmates on their new glasses.

Eddie’s trip to Arizona was sponsored by local Lions Clubs including the Flagstaff Sunrise Lions Club.