Lions are known throughout the world for their work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness. LCIF proudly serves their continued efforts by offering unique and impactful initiatives, programs and grants.

Global Statistics

1 billion people live with vision impairment that could have been prevented or can be corrected.

US$14.3 billion is needed to treat existing cases of refractive error and cataracts worldwide.

Unaddressed distance vision impairment in many low- and middle-income regions is 4 times higher than in high-income regions.

Statistics from the World Health Organization

LCIF Awarded Grants

Since July 2020, LCIF has awarded 83 vision-related grants totaling US$8,364,833. View the grants empowering Lions to deliver vital eye care.

A Historic Undertaking

The efforts of Lions in the field of vision are expansive and well documented. Our SightFirst program has played a key role in reducing global blindness—building comprehensive and sustainable eye care systems, including projects that deliver eye care services, build or strengthen eye care facilities, train professionals and build awareness about eye health in underserved communities.