CA Lions Friends in Sight Vision Screenings

California Lions Friends in Sight

Restoring Vision – Preventing Blindness. Together, We Make Tomorrow Look Better

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California Lions Friends in Sight provides free vision screenings and recycled eyeglasses throughout Southern California and Northern Mexico. All are welcome, especially children and those with financial hardship. During these screenings, our licensed doctors provide an eye health assessment and if necessary, free recycled eyeglasses. The vision screening does not replace the comprehensive eye examination that you obtain through your doctor’s office. It does assess eye health concerns and provides a useable pair of recycled eyeglasses until professional services can be obtained on your own. California Lions Friends in Sight events are scheduled by the clubs in every district. Our volunteers are made of up Lions and non-lions who serve without financial compensation.

Upcoming Vision Screenings

March 11 – CLFIS Vision Screening – In Santa Ana, hosted by Santa Ana Lions, Tustin Lions and OC Central Lions 

May 20 – CLFIS Vision Screening – In Pomona, Hosted by Pomona Host Lions and Chino Valley Lions

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What services are provided at the vision screening?

Free doctor provided health assessment of the eye Free recycled eyeglasses for those who need them. Eyeglass, contact lens or medical prescriptions will not be written or given out at the vision screening. We do a free vision assessment and, if needed, match a screening refraction with recycled eyeglasses.

Can anyone come to the vision screening?

All individuals, especially children, who are unable to afford an eye doctor visit and eyeglasses can come to the vision screening. The screening is designed to assess for eye health concerns and provide a usable pair of recycled eyeglasses until you can obtain the professional services and eyeglasses on your own.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, people are seen on a first come, first serve basis.

Will all people who come be served?

Every effort is made to see all people attending. We recommend you come early. On occasion, we end the screening early if too few people are coming. Other times, we are forced to turn people away if there are too many still in line at the end of the day.

Do I need any ID or other documents?

No.  All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Our goal is to serve people in need, particularly those with financial hardship.

What should I bring?

The time in line and in the screening can be long. Be sure you have the medications you take during the day with you. It’s a good idea to bring water and food. Also, dress well for wet, cold days

Prospective Members

Prospective members are welcome to attend with their sponsor to see first hand how Lions are helping people in need. You will meet other Lions and can even participate in volunteering activities such as helping test people’s vision, assisting doctors in providing an eye health assessment, and helping people select a useable pair of free recycled eyeglasses. You’ll show your member candidates the end results of your club’s eyeglasses collection work, an extraordinary example of how we Lions serve. New Lions become part of the Lions Clubs International mission to restore vision and prevent blindness.

Just Ask!

Here’s a picture-perfect way to win over new members. Invite them to one of your District’s vision screenings.

The Impact of Vision Screenings.

“Going to a Lion’s eye screening is the best way to be introduced to what Lions Clubs are all about. Watching nearly a hundred volunteers help people see is enlightening. I highly recommend going at least once. You will be uplifted.” – Lion Jerry Shearman 

Becoming a Lion Means Joining the Fight Against Blindness

Download a more detailed Volunteer Info Sheet below.