Delivering Eyeglasses for the Needy for More Than 20 Years
Lions Clubs International and OneSight(SM) have partnered to deliver sight to the needy since 1988. OneSight, A Luxottica Group Foundation, is a family of charitable vision care programs dedicated to improving vision through outreach, research and education.
Lions and OneSight work together to provide eyeglasses for the needy through:
- OnSite Voucher – Lions clubs and other groups may obtain a limited number of pairs of free eyeglasses for the needy. Eye exams are not included.
- Special Price Voucher – Lions clubs are able to purchase an unlimited number of glasses for needy individuals at a special price of US$50 per pair in the United States and US$70 per pair in Canada. Eye exams are not included. Prepaid Lions Special Price vouchers are available in a book of 10. To order a book or single voucher, call 1-888-935-4589.
- Hometown Day – The first Tuesday of December each year, Luxottica Retail stores (LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical and Target Optical) set aside a special morning to provide free eye exams and glasses to local residents in need as pre-determined by Lions and other charitable groups.
- Vision Vans – Two 40-foot Vision Vans "Seemore" and "Iris," travel North America delivering free eye care and new glasses to disadvantaged children pre-selected by Lions clubs and other local agencies.