Lions World Sight Day
Lions World Sight Day – Focusing Attention on Preventing Blindness and Improving Sight
Lions Clubs International will officially mark World Sight Day in Istanbul, Turkey on October 10 to 11, 2012. International President Wayne A. Madden will lead the events, which will include screenings focusing on diabetic eye diseases, including diabetic retinopathy.
Since 1998, Lions World Sight Day, held annually in October, has focused attention on eliminating preventable blindness and improving sight. On World Sight Day, Lions clubs around the world conduct special sight-related projects including:
- Collecting eyeglasses.
- Conducting vision and diabetes screenings.
- Planning educational programs to inform their communities about the importance of eye health – and diseases such as diabetes that can impair sight.
Lions Clubs International
300 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842