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Vision Overview

Lions and Leos save sight. Since Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” in 1925, we have improved eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Today, 80% of vision impairments are preventable or curable, so our service is more important than ever before. Lions and Leos screen vision, educate our communities, build clinics and support the blind and visually impaired through assistive technology and vocational training programs. We work to preserve the precious gift of sight for the world.

Saving Children’s Sight in India

Watch Lions partner with Bausch & Lomb for the Pediatric Cataract Initiative, which helps provide children with eye care and surgeries so they can lead happier, healthier lives.


Host and report projects to save sight and support the Centennial Service Challenge.

LCIF SightFirst grant applications are due May 19 for review at the August 2017 SightFirst Advisory Committee meeting.

Learn more about the global targets that challenge the world to reduce preventable blindness and vision impairment by 25% by 2019.

Act Now

Find 25 project ideas for saving sight in your community.
Organize a community vision screening to save and strengthen sight. Apply for a Standard Grant to help fund the expansion of your screening program.
Partner with a club from another country to create a unique service collaboration to save sight.
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