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California Lions Friends in Sight

by: Carol Van Holt
Posted: November 12, 2018


HBH Lion Dr. Johan Tran at the recent sight screening in Huntington Beach


HUNTINGTON BEACH...California Lions Friends in Sight (CLFIS) educates, restores vision, and prevents blindness for thousands of disadvantaged men, women and children. Affiliated with Lions Clubs International, CLFIS is a stand-alone 501c3 charitable organization headquartered in Beaumont, California. With financial support and the donation of eye examination equipment and supplies from generous donors, volunteers carry out the mission by providing free vision screenings and free recycled eyeglasses to thousands of disadvantaged individuals  throughout Southern California and Northern Mexico.

The primary goals of CLFIS are to educate the public on vision related matters, to address the functional forms of visual impairment by providing eyeglasses closely matched to a screening refraction, and to assess for ocular health conditions that could lead to visual impairment, including blindness.  Individuals with a medical and/or surgical need diagnosed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist are counseled and directed to seek care.

CLFIS conducts more than 30 doctor-led screenings each year in an area stretching east to west from Blythe to Oxnard, and south to San Diego. Five weekend-long screenings are conducted in Northern Mexico. Last fiscal year CLFIS screened 11,200 people, provided recycled eyeglasses to 10,104 people and advised more than 600 to seek medical or surgical care.

In order to provide even more screenings each year, CLFIS is creating a new "District 4-L4 Vision Screening Team" comprised of volunteer Lions throughout our District. Huntington Beach Host Lion Monica Miller and Lion Angela Everett are proud to part of this new District team.

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