Our Partnership

Since 1988, The Wisconsin Lions Foundation’s partnership with Prevent Blindness Wisconsin has made such a difference in the lives of Wisconsin’s children. A network of more than 1,000 dedicated Lion and Lioness volunteer vision screeners give their time to provide free vision screenings to children and adults in their own communities.We are so grateful for this partnership enabling us to work together to support healthy vision for children and adults across our state - a mission we are both passionate about!

 

During the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year:

  • 643 Lions/Lioness in all 10 Districts became certified as Children’s Vision Screeners at 21 training sessions led by Prevent Blindness Wisconsin!
  • 41 Lions/Lioness were trained and certified as Adult Vision Screeners in two training sessions led by Prevent Blindness Wisconsin.
  • Lions clubs reported screening 30,254 children statewide. Of these children, 2,720 were referred for follow up care.
  • More than 100 adults were screened by Lions/Lionesses, and 49 adults were referred for care with an eye care professional.

 

Thanks to support from the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, the volunteer service of Lions/Lioness, and the support of Lions Clubs statewide, together we do save sight for Wisconsin’s children and adults! 

The Difference We Make Together