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Our Mission

To restore vision and prevent blindness.

Our Vision

Until blindness is gone... 
...make time to change the world!

Getting Started

We offer a hands on opportunity for your involvement in fighting blindness

We do this in part by providing free vision screenings and free recycled eyeglasses.

Patients identified with a medical and or surgical need by our licensed volunteer optometrists and or ophthalmologists, are advised of such and directed to seek care. If they have no access to care, we work to assist them in getting treatment.

Collection Centers

Anaheim Senior Center

250 E. Center Street, Anaheim, CA 92805

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Don Wolf)

 

Austin Optometry Group

One City Center Drive. West, Orange, CA 92868

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Jack Perich)

 

Dr. Bass

130 S. Main Street, Suite F, Orange, CA 92868

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Dennis Tortora)

 

Dr. Cynthia Brody

17300 E. 17th Street Suite M, Tustin, CA. 92780

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Dennis Tortora) 

 

Eye World Optometry - Dr. Helene Leang, O.D.

13721 Newport Avenue, Suite 5, Tustin, CA 92780

(Volunteer Lion for pick up George & Judy Schnitzer)

 

First Bank

18206 Imperial Hwy, Yorba Linda, CA 92886

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Bob Susaeta)

 

Focal Point Optometry

850 E. Chapman, Suite B, Orange, CA 92866 

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Dennis Tortora)

 

Keller Eye Associates

1010 W. La Veta, #175, Orange, CA 92868 

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Jack Perich)

 

La Amistad Family Heath Center

353 South Main St., Orange, CA

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Jack Perich)

 

La Bell Fontaine Mobile Estates

200 N. Grand Ave, Anaheim, CA

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Jack Perich)

 

Orange Circle Optometry

227 E. Chapman Ave. Suite C, Orange, CA. 92866

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Dennis Tortora)

 

Orange Senior Center

170 S. Olive Street, Orange, CA 92866

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Jack Perich or Don Wolf)

 

Pacific Sunset Mobile Estates

211 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim, CA

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Jack Perich)

 

Palma Eye Care Center

7851 Walker Street, Suite 207, La Palma, CA

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Hank Garcia)

 

Rebecca Maravilla, O.D.

7815 S. Weir Canyon Road, #195, Anaheim Hill, CA 92808

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Dr. John Spaeth)

 

Walmart (First Sight)

13331 Beach Blvd., Westminster, CA

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Don Wolf)

 

Walmart (Orange Mall)

2300 N. Tustin St., Orange, CA 92865

(Volunteer Lion for pick up Dennis Tortora)

 

About Us

We are a group of people, who serve without any financial compensation. Many of us belong to Lions Clubs International, but you do not need to be a Lion to join us in our efforts. Based out of southern California we primarily do vision screenings with recycled eyeglasses in southern California and northern Mexico.

Typically we will do around 24 screenings a year, with the majority being in the United States. A few years back the World Health Organization recognized that uncorrected refractive error could be considered a functional form of blindness. If your need for eyeglasses is large enough that you cannot see to drive legally, to make a living, or see well enough up close to perform tasks, you have a problem for yourself, your family and society as a whole. If you have no means to acquire eyeglasses to get by, you could be considered functionally blind.

California Lions Friends In Sight has as its primary goal, to address that functional form of blindness. We provide a free vision screening and if possible, free recycled eyeglasses to assist those in need. The recycled eyeglasses are matched as close as possible to the screening refraction to have the patient see better and have their eyes feel comfortable at the same time. However, at our screenings we also assess for ocular health concerns. Diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are just a few of the common eye diseases diagnosed at the vision screenings. Patients identified with a medical and or surgical need, by our licensed volunteer optometrists or ophthalmologists, are informed of such and directed to seek care. Left untreated an increased risk for organic blindness is very real. The World Health Organization estimates that 40 million people in the world are blind and of that 80% is treatable or reversible. That translates into 32 million people that are in need of help.

California Lions Friends in Sight has as it secondary goal, the need to address that organic cause of blindness that is treatable/reversible. We work with various organizations and individuals to help those identified with a medical and or surgical need. At our screenings they get access to care. We recognize that science/medicine does have its limitations. In fact, 20% of the blindness in the world is not treatable. So 8 million people in the world, have as their only hope, the medical and technological research of future treatments and technologies for organic blindness.

California Lions Friends in Sight has as its third goal, the need to address the currently untreatable/irreversible causes of blindness. We understand we all only have so much time, money and ability, but we ask you to consider becoming a part of the California Lions Friends In Sight and to catch the vision...

 


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