L.A. Host Participates in 

Lions International

Vision and Diabetes

Health Programs



LA Host Contact: Dr. Fredy Perez

Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, Lions have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Indeed, sight is one of Lions defining causes. Through professional training, healthcare system development and wide spread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness. Lions around the world are also actively involved in:

  • Recycling eyeglasses at 18 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.
  • Preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.



LA Host Contact: Lion President Sonia Rivera

Lions work with local community partners and national diabetes associations to promote diabetes education and awareness throughout the year.  We also commemorate World Diabetes Day, an annual campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation on November 14.

Joining Forces to Fight Diabetes

Organizations that support Lions in their efforts include:

  • The World Health Organization
  • Diabetes Education and Camping Association
  • International Diabetes Federation (IDF)


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