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EYE HEALTH / DIABETES PROJECTS

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is a leader in providing support for preventing avoidable blindness and restoring sight for people around the world. Our sight programs range from developing and improving eye care systems to providing sight-restoring surgeries and treatments to distributing medications to those most at-risk for eye diseases.

At SightFirst, our mission is to build comprehensive eye care systems to fight the major causes of blindness and to care for the visually impaired. Our grants help upgrade hospitals and clinics, train doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, and distribute medicine and raise awareness about eye diseases and conditions.

Lions have reached hundreds of underprivileged individuals through its SightFirst programmes in India, and looks forward to impacting more than twenty thousand individuals over the next three years, with your help. To partner with us to help someone see, click here.

Here are some of our success stories.

‘Touchstone Story : Sight For Kids’

“I hope you will adopt me. I am the youngest here,” Helen Keller said in her famous “Knights of the Blind” speech to Lions at the 1925 International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. Keller was speaking figuratively, of course. She was 45 years old at the time. But the story she shared of her early childhood blindness and her heartrending struggle for independence as a girl left a lasting impression....

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‘Lions on a Mission to Gift Vision.’

Lions Club have been consistently on a mission to gift colors, sunsets and vision to the sightless. But persistence is the key to making a change, hence when HelpMeSee (USA) came up with a program to erase blindness through cataract with their technological expertise and the idea of customized techniques for Indian patients....

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Lions Clubs of Noida builds a hostel for the visually impaired.

For nearly 100 years, Lions have worked on projects under the SightFirst initiative. Under this initiative, Lions from across the globe work towards prevention of blindness, restoring sight where possible and improving eye care facilities for people worldwide....

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District 323 A2 Organizes the First Ever Cricket Tournament for the Blind

Lions Clubs International has always aimed to help the cause of humanitarian needs all around the globe. In India, a country with the second largest visually challenged population, the betterment of the visually challenged is the need of the hour. Lions Clubs International has been instrumental...

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Lions club of Calcutta Sunrise embarks on SightFirst journey

With the increasing numbers of sight related disease in Kolkatta, the Lions Club of Calcutta Sunrise (Ladies club) has embarked on a SightFirst journey. Ready to help where help is needed; the women have sponsored 50 eye operations for the underprivileged. The joy of seeing is distinct on the faces of these individuals who often have to choose between blindness and everyday needs.

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Lions Clubs of Byculla adopts the Ophthalmology department at Nair Hospital, Mumbai
Lions Clubs of Byculla adopts the Ophthalmology department at Nair Hospital, Mumbai

With the ever increasing numbers of sight related disease on the rise, the Lions Clubs of Byculla provide eye care for those suffering from eye related diseases. Working closely with Nair hospital for over three decades, the club has been supporting the hospital and has been actively involved with providing eye care for those in need, at the hospital.

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