50 Years of Service -- Chartered Mar 9, 1973
About Lions Clubs International Facts - Site First
In 1990, Lions established SightFirst, a US$140 million global initiative
to rid the world of preventable and reversible blindness. The unprecedented
program joins leading blindness prevention experts, blindness prevention
organizations, governments and Lions volunteers in an effort to establish
long-term solutions in eliminating preventable and reversible blindness.
Without intervention programs like SightFirst, the World Health Organization estimates the number of people who are blind in the world could
double from 40 million to 80 million in less than 25 years.
Other Sight-Related Activities
In addition to the SightFirst program, Lions clubs continue to support other sight-related activities:
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