Welcome to the Ocala Lions Club
Established in 1926, we are one of the oldest, continuously serving Lions Clubs in Florida. We make significant contributions to our community through the many projects and programs we provide and we enjoy what we do.
A major initiative of the Ocala Lions Club is the KidSight Program. KidSight is a FREE vision screening program for pre-school children ages 1 through 5 years of age intended to identify early signs of Amblyopia, also known as "lazy eye". If caught early enough, it can frequently be corrected.
If undetected, it can eventually lead to loss of vision. We use a special digital camera / computer system that in less than a second can measure both eyes and calculate the results of a series of tests from a distance of 3 feet from the child without ever touching the child or using any eye drops. We work with the Pediatric Opthalmology Department of the University of Florida and to date our Lions District has screened over 3,500 kids. Those kids showing possible problems are referred to an eye care professional for follow-up. This is an extremely important program that has the potential to change the course of a child's life.
Contact the Ocala Lions Club for more information at 352-812-5390.
We will be happy to schedule KidSight screenings for small groups
of 6 or more preschoolers at your site.
Ocala Lions perform a typical KidSight screening.
For a short video that tells a heart warming story about the KidSight Program, click here.
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