Help and Hope are Just a Phone Call Away

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
A visually-impaired man and woman stand in the hallway at Lions Vision Center at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.

Will Jackson was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with glaucoma. He came to terms with his poor vision, and for more than 30 years he…

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SightFirst Support in Texas

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
David French, a low-vision patient, paints a mug with the aid of an electronic magnifier closed circuit monitor

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) 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…

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SightFirst Brings Clearer Vision to Timor Leste

Thursday, March 3, 2016
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Timor Leste is a small county located in the southeast section of Indonesia, northwest of Australia. It has a population of just over a million people, half of…

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Trachoma: Defeating a Blinding Curse

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lions and Lions Club International (LCIF) are very active in the fight against trachoma. LCIF’s SightFirst program has awarded more than US$47 million to The Carter Center, a…

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SightFirst in South Asia

Thursday, October 15, 2015
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During a recent SightFirst Advisory Comittee (SAC) meeting, nine grants were approved for vision projects in South Asia, totaling US$1,533,736. Bangladesh, District 315-B2 A US$136,063 grant was awarded to…

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