Vision for All and the Lions S.E.E. Program

It’s a stark fact. By the time you finish reading this page, one child somewhere in the world will have gone blind.

One goes blind every minute. Half-a-million will have lost their sight by the end of the year.  Childhood blindness is only one part of the global vision crisis. If nothing is done, experts say that the world’s blind population could double from 37 million to 74 million by 2020.

But Lions will not allow “nothing to be done.” True to their commitment to be “knights of the blind,” Lions have launched Campaign SightFirst II to prevent this tragedy. CSFII has set out to raise at least US $150 million to continue and expand the extraordinary work of SightFirst II, Lions worldwide program to combat preventable blindness.

**What we are doing in our local community to assist with childhood blindness; other vision issues.**

Lions S.E.E. Program - screening pre-K and K kids in our schools and local day care centers PBE, EJR, Pakanasink ; Circleville; Over the Moon, Metropolis and ;Chapel Field Christian School.

We have certified screeners in our club to handle the requests.

Chair Contacts:

Other ways we help with vision:

  • Eye Exams; Glasses [with help from Lenscrafters in Middletown] Note: limited applications available but we try to accommodate everyone who meets the requirements

[Contact your child’s school nurse for eligibility requirements]

  • Lions Eye Bank of Albany
  • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
  • Orange County Sight & Hearing

We collect old glasses and hearing aids

**Eyeglass Collection Box Locations:

  • JAC Acupuncture, 76 Boniface Dr., Pine Bush NY
  • DeWitt-Martinez Funeral Home, Center St., Pine Bush NY
  • Pine Bush Eye Associates, Main St., Pine Bush NY
  • Pine Bush Area Public Library, Maple Ave, Pine Bush NY
  • As of April 2010, all Walmart Stores will be collecting as an ongoing effort to provide the Lions Clubs across America.   
  • Blanket Oil, 12 New St., Pine Bush NY (during regular business hours)
  • Walker Valley Schoolhouse Community Center, 6 Marl Rd., Walker Valley – best days for drop off are Monday,
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