Responding to a need
According to Johnson & Johnson Vision, Myopia, often called nearsightedness, is commonly understood as the inability to see far away objects clearly without glasses or contact lenses. It is, in fact, much more than that. Myopia is a chronic progressive disease where continued eye growth not only worsens distance vision, it also increases future risk of sight-threatening complications.
In 2002, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and Johnson & Johnson Vision offered a solution, co-founding Sight For Kids (SFK). Today, SFK is known as the largest-known, school-based eye health program that mobilizes Lions and eye care professionals to provide comprehensive eye health services in low-income schools around the world.
It's for the kids
Real impact: By the numbers
Sight For Kids doesn't just help transform the lives of children, but entire communities. Parents relieved, teachers informed, and communities engaged, all by helping one child at a time see the world clearly and reach their greatest potential.
students screened around the world
students reached annually
pairs of eyeglasses provided to children in need
educational materials distributed
How it works
- Coordinate: Lions partner with government, schools, and community-based organizations to identify locations in underserved communities
- Train: Lions train teachers about the importance of eye health
- Deliver: Lions work with schools to screen children
- Refer: Lions coordinate follow-up care for children who are referred to medical institutions
- Treat: Qualified eye care providers provide special surgeries and treatment for children
- Provide: Qualified eye care providers provide eyeglasses to children
Celebrating our partnership
LCIF and Johnson & Johnson Vision, a global leader in eye health, celebrate the 20-year anniversary our shared mission to serve those in need around the world and close the gap in access to eye care. Together, we’ve had an immense impact and delivered healthy sight to millions over the past 20 years, all with an eye toward the future and the lives Sight For Kids will continue to change globally. Report and infographic are available in English only.
SFK in the News
Johnson & Johnson Vision and Lions Clubs International Foundation give sight to underprivileged children
February 17, 2023, Bangkok Post — Johnson & Johnson Vision and Lions Clubs International Foundation attended Wat That Thong School to organize a vision screening and provided eyeglasses for 180 students. Read more
Johnson & Johnson Vision and Lions Clubs International Foundation celebrate 20 years of Sight For Kids, conduct vision screening for over 500 children
December 27, 2022, The Telegraph — Since its inception, the program has impacted 37 million kids across India, creating greater equity in access to eye care for children from low-income schools. Read more
Giving the Gift of Sight
December 07, 2022, Johnson & Johnson, Caring & Giving — In Kenya, around 1.5 million people—including children—contend with visual impairment or blindness. Sight For Kids, Johnson & Johnson Vision’s global eye care partnership, is devoted to changing these stats, one vision screening at a time. Read more
Johnson & Johnson Vision and Lions Clubs International Partner on Sight For Kids
November 29, 2022, Vision Monday — In 2021, the program expanded to the U.S., collaborating with the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, a division of Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, to serve students across Miami-Dade, Broward, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties, with the goal of providing 20,000 screenings over the first year. Read more
Lions Clubs International Foundation and Johnson & Johnson Vision complete 20 years of partnership on Sight For Kids initiative
November 02, 2022, Business Standard — Sight For Kids in India, over the last 20 years, delivered significant impact through its sites in Kerala, Telangana, West Bengal and Jharkhand. More than 37 million vision assessments have been conducted and countless children have been provided with advanced treatments through the program. Read more