Frank W. Thompson Lodge Provides Eyeglasses to School Children in Need

January 4, 2024
The Frank W. Thompson Masonic Lodge paid for eye exams and glasses for Bedford Public School students in need last year. Courtesy Image.

Submitted by the Frank W. Thompson Masonic Lodge

Members of Frank W. Thompson Masonic Lodge responded to more calls than ever last year from the Bedford school nurses regarding children having trouble seeing the instruction board. 

As part of their outreach, The Lodge paid for an eye examination, frames, and lenses provided by Bedford Vision, 200 Great Rd., for four children. Often these were the very first set of glasses the children ever used. 

Past Master of the Lodge and owner of Bedford Vision, Robert DiCesare, has led the Lodge Eyeglasses Program for many years.

Frank W. Thompson Lodge has been a part of the Bedford community since 1955 and provides its members with opportunities for fellowship, charity, education, and leadership. In addition to glasses for school children, the Lodge hosts blood drives, grants college scholarships, and sponsors Bedford Scout Troop 114.          

In keeping with the Fraternity’s dedication to creating friendship and understanding between men without regard to nationality, religion, race, background, or opinion, Freemasons have come from all walks of life. Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Oscar Wilde, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Thurgood Marshall, W.E.B. Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Harry S. Truman, and John Glenn are just a small sample of the Fraternity’s notable members.  

For more information about Frank W. Thompson Lodge (, please email [email protected].

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