The Davidson-Huntersville Lions provide financial support to a wide array of community services and groups.  Leveraging partnerships wtih other organizations is a halmark of the LIONS.

The following are ongoing projects of our Club:

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Community Eye Screening for Children






Lions KidSight Presntation

Lions KidSight USA Foundation is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children, concentrating on kids aged 6 months through 6 years, but screening through grade 12 where possible.

According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. So if a child can’t see well, he can’t learn well. Yet most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7.

To find out how you can schedule a Free Lions KidSight screening at your Pre-K School, Church, Public School, or Event, contact Lion David Shimberg.

  • Download KidSight Letter to Pre-K and School Directors
  • Download KidSight Location (screening site) Instructions

Lions in the USA already screened over 1.5 million kids per year through state-wide and local programs often known as “KidSight.” Lions KidSight USA is a national coalition that brings together Lions programs that screen preschool and school age kids in order create a coordinated national program with a strong Lions Clubs identity.

Members of our Lions Club have been trained on using the PlusOptix S12 Vision Screener and are available to schedule and perform screenings at your location upon request.

Each individual screening takes just a few seconds and is performed from a distance of about three feet. There is no physical contact with the child and no eye drops are administered.  The ideal screening location is an interior room with office lighting.

Our equipment compares results from each screening to established standards, and either reports results as “Passed” or “Refer”, alerting the parent that their child should have a complete eye exam by an eye care professional.  We can provide can provide an individual print out for each child or report you can use to provide results to parents. 


Our mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all kids because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly. To do this, we will work with Lions to increase the number of screening programs around the country in order to reach more children when it is possible and where it is needed.

We provide parental consent form templates and cover letters for you to send to the parents prior to the screening date.

  • It is important to understand that THIS IS ONLY A SCREENING and does not constitute an examination or diagnosis of vision problems. 

This service is offered FREE OF CHARGE as part of the Lions KidSight USA Program, a national program of Lions Clubs International, however a donation to the Lions to cover the cost of the screening is welcome.






Founded in 1935, Lions Services , Inc provides vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired.   We work to provide these individuals with life long opportunities and choices, promoting personal and economic independence for an enhanced quality of life, while respecting their dignity and right of self-determination.

View a story produced and aired on WBTV news (3/13/23) featuring Bonnie English from Lions Services and her journey with vison loss. 


Camp Dogwood



Since 1967 the North Carolina Lions Camp Dogwood for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been a beacon of service to citizens from all over North Carolina. This summer destination provides a wonderful and therapeutic retreat for persons with visual impairment and blindness.
Over 800 campers during the summer months enjoy weekly overnight stays with numerous recreational and entertaining activities. The visually impaired persons enjoy fun and relaxation while developing friendships with each other, staff and volunteers.
The campus includes a sensory garden and nature trail complete with guide roping. The dormitories and lodge are are equipped with free wi-fi internet access.

The many recreational experiences include boating, tubing, swimming, fishing, art classes, crafts seminars, exercise classes, shopping trips, bowling trips, on-site miniature golf, bingo games, dances, educational seminars and much more.

The well equipped kitchen and dining room furnish wholesome and satisfying meals each day.


The summer relational program begins the first week of June with sessions lasting into August. This program is designed for adults ages 18-100+ years. Each week long session begins on Sunday afternoon and ends the following Saturday morning.

Utmost Professional Care

The camp program staff experience a comprehensive week of training prior to camper’s arrivals. This training includes but is not limited to CPR, first aid, AED defibrillator, blind sensitivity, blind mobility, sighted guide techniques and fire safety.

Learn More

Camp dogwood is stafffed by paid summer counselors and volunteers (see schedule).  Visit their Staff and Volunteers page for more information.

Dogwood on Lake Norman is also is the ideal setting for your group retreat, workshop, conference, business gathering or social event.  Many bgrops use the Camp for business and personal events.

Please consider a visit to Camp Dogwood. For more information, visit our website, or call 1-800-662-7401, ext. 230.

































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