Lions Work to Improve Sight, through efforts such as these, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for our work to improve sight. Our members around the world are also actively involved in:
Recycling eyeglasses at 17 centers worldwide.
Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
Screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
Providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." And we accepted. Today, sight programs remain one of our defining causes. For nearly 100 years, our members have worked on projects aimed at preventing blindness, restoring eyesight and improving eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Lions volunteer to take part in sight projects that have:
Distributed more than 147 million treatments for river blindness.
Provided nearly 8 million cataract surgeries.
Saved the sight of more than 14 million children by providing eye screenings, glasses and other treatments through Sight for Kids.
Prevented serious vision loss for more than 30 million people worldwide.
Established or strengthened pediatric eye care centers that have helped more than 120 million children.
Vaccinated 41 million children in Africa against measles – a leading cause of childhood blindness.
Improved eye care for 100 million people by training more than 650,000 eye care professionals and building 315 eye hospitals.
Helped halt the spread of trachoma in Ethiopia by providing 10 million doses of the sight-saving drug azithromycin annually.
We pick up donated eyeglasses at
the following locations:
Shasta Secondary School
1401 Gold Street
All Saints Thrift Store
3268 Bechelli Lane
Wal-Mart – Redding
1515 Dana Drive
4460 Westside Road (at Hwy. 273)
David Dennis, OD
3416 Bechelli Lane
Redding Eyecare Center
841 Hartnell Ave.
Cooper and Link
3241 Churn Creek Road
Shasta Eye Medical
3190 Churn Creek Road
Dr. Donald Rhodes
3753 Churn Creek Rd.
Family Medical Eye Center, Dr. Fox
2216 Buenaventura Blvd #A (at Hwy. 273)
Site for Sore Eyes
555 E. Cypress Avenue
Redding School of the Arts
955 Inspiration Way
Since 1990, Lions have raised US$415 million through SightFirst to help provide vision for all.
If you would like assistance, please contact Enterprise Eye Sight Coordinator:
Lion Maureen Robison (530) 223-4838