Sight for Kids
- 19 million children are visually impaired – of these, nearly 2 of 3 just need access to simple eyeglasses to correct refractive errors, including myopia (a condition in which distant objects appear blurry).
- It is estimated that global myopia incidence rates will double to 50% by 2050.
- Lions, Johnson & Johnson and local partners created Sight for Kids, a program that mobilizes eye care professionals and volunteers to conduct vision screenings in low-income schools and provides teachers with eye health training.
- To date, 150,000 Sight for Kids-trained teachers have screened 24.1 million kids for visual impairment. The program has provided free services to 500,000 kids.
- Sight for Kids aims to double the total number of children treated to 1 million by 2021.
- US$1 provides four kids with Sight for Kids eye health education and access to vision screenings.
- Raise awareness: #sightforkids @lionsclubs
- Mobilize funds: donate to Sight for Kids www.lcif.org/donate
- Download: the Charity Miles App to raise money for SFK
- Volunteer: sfk-LCIF@lionsclubs.org
Learn More: Read our Sight for Kids Blogs
- Touchstone Story: Sight for Kids
- Sight for Kids Touches Lives in West Bengal
- Sight for Kids is Making an Impact in Kerala