Lions Club

The Lions Club International’s mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all children because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly. Children may be referred to the local Lion’s Club in their area for free eye exams and glasses. Schools that do not have a local Lions Club (in 29 counties in northeastern NYS) may receive coupons from the Lions Eye Bank in Albany for children who cannot afford eyeglasses/exams.

The Lions Club locator can be found at  Additionally, the Lions Eye Institute of Albany develops and provides new treatments, technologies, eye research, and educational opportunities for the community. Children must have the local Lions Club apply if financial assistance is needed.