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Zephyrhills Lions Club

Our motto is "We Serve"

In 1990, Lions Clubs International debuted a program called FirstSight.  Through SightFirst, Lions are restoring sight and preventing blindness on a global scale. Launched in 1990, Lions have raised more than $346 million for this initiative. SightFirst targets the major causes of blindness: cataract, trachoma, river blindness, childhood blindness, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

 

     Lions Club Sight Program     

  The Zephyrhills Lions Club Sight Program is held on the 1st Thursday of every month and is an eye care assistance program for any resident residing in Pasco County.  We provide eye care assistance for any residents of Pasco County that have a limited source of income, are unemployed, disabled or have limited or no insurance.  Working closely with two clinics here in Zephyrhills, both The Florida Medical Clinic and The Eye Clinic of Florida, we provide assistance in scheduling eye exams and then follow through with financial assistance for the cost of those exams as well as assist with the purchase of frames and lenses.  We also assist with further eye exam office visits, visual field and refraction issues.  In addition, we partner with one of our Multiple District 35 entities, The Florida Foundation for the Blind, and offer assistance toward the high costs of cataract and glaucoma.

If you are experiencing sight deficit problems, and possibly may qualify for assistance, please stop in at the Lions Club Facility on Dean Dairy Road anytime during the days and hours listed above for a consultation with one of our expert and experienced eye care personnel.  Take note below to find out what documentation you’ll have to bring with you.

Documentation you will need with you when checking in to the Sight Program

A valid Florida driver's license or a Florida picture ID  - - -  your social security card  - - -  proof of income (if no income, provide a copy of income with whom you are residing)  - - -  proof of rent or mortgage (if renting or paying someone else for rent, provide a letter from that individual indicating what the rent is)  - - -  proof of any expenses (outstanding bills).

For more information call:   Zephyrhills Lions Club Sight Program:  813-395-5996

 

 

The core members of our Sight Program. Their hard work and dedication to serving those in need is a great example of what the Zephyrhills Lions Club is all about.

From left to right: Lions Carol, Sandie, 'Ernie', and Martha

 

 

Diabetes Screening!!!

The Zephyrhills Lions Club, as part of our Sight Program, are also conducting Diabetes Screenings. It takes just a few minutes and the screeners are well trained, pleasant and virtually 'ouchless'. 

 

 

Eyeglasses Recycling Program

The Zephyrhills Lions Club has volunteers that go out and collect eye glasses from collection boxes located at various local optical stores and eye clinics. The used eye glasses collected by our club are turned in to a central glass sorting facility where they undergo a series of processing procedures which includes:

  • Sorting and cleaning
  • Neutralizing or Grading, using a lensometer to determine the prescription
  • Categorizing by prescription
  • Packaging for preparation for distribution

 

What You Can Do To Help

Collect any eye glasses that you may have lying around your house: glasses that you or your family members no longer use or need, such as prescription glasses that may be outdated due to a changed condition of your eyesight.  On any given day that you are out running chores, take a moment to stop in and deposit them into one of our used eye glass collection boxes at any of the locations listed below.  If you’re not in the Zephyrhills area and are unsure of where to find a collection box, cue up your local city or town’s Lions Club WEB page for a collection box location listing.  Or make a phone call to your local Lions Club for information.

Eyeglass collection boxes are located at the following Zephyrhills locations:

  • Kaufman Eye Institute    ~    6329 Gall Blvd / Hwy 301
  • The Eye Clinic of Florida    ~    6739 Gall Blvd.
  • Walmart Vision Care    ~    7631 Gall Blvd.
  • Gulfside Regional Hospice   ~   5760 Dean Dairy Road
  • Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe   ~   36524 State Road 54
  • County Library - New River Branch   ~   34043 State Road 54
  • Westbrooke Manor   ~   6701 Dairy Road
  • American House   ~   38130 Pretty Pond Road
  • FL Medical Clinic Eye Center    ~   38101 Market Square
  • Zephyrhills Eye Institute    ~    6905 Medical View Lane
  • First Presbyterian Church    ~    5510 19th Street
  • Timber Lake Estates    ~    34405 Countryside Drive

                       Dade City

  • Gulfside Regional Hospice Thrift 37925 Sky Ridge Cir.

 

 

 

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