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Sight Chairman Report 2016-2017

The club raised $25,274 through grants, fundraisers and donations. Through the efforts of club members 287 individuals received eye exams and/or glasses through Mobile County Health Department and Lenscrafters for a cost of $21,252. Six people received advanced eye care through Alabama Lions Sight Conservation, Callahan Eye Hospital and local physicians for a cost of $1,763. Sight screening of Boys and Girls Clubs served 664 and referred them to Sightsavers, 89 homeless people were screened through Homeless Connection. Of those 45 were referred to the Health Department. The costs for this was $1,609. Twenty children served in the Regional School and referred to insurance and Sightsavers. In summary, the club touched the lives of 1,073 people for a cost of almost $25,000.

Lions/University of South Alabama Eye Research Institute

Lions/USA Eye Research is an official project of District 34C. In 1990 when Lions Club International announced an aggressive global blindness prevention program "Sight First", Lions in south Alabama wanted to participate and this was the birth of our great eye research program. Since 1990, we have raised over $716,000 and spent only the interest on principal funds, awarded more than $161,000 to our scientists, received matching funds from LCIF for the purchase of more than $250,000 in research equipment. Our goal is to prevent blindness; at this time we have four scientists working on vision research projects. We hope you will click on the video link below to learn more about this project.

Eye Research Institute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFK-ihoH28Y

Alabama Lions Sight Conservation Association

Alabama Lions Sight Conservation Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit state project of the Lions Clubs of Alabama. Funding medically necessary eye care for low-income adults and children, and providing vision screenings in school and communities across the state, the Lions have truly made the difference between blindness and sight for thousands of people.

For additional information visit www.alsca.org

Camp Seale Harris

Camp Seale Harris is a summer residential program located at Camp ASCCA (Alabama's Special Camp for Children and Adults) that encourages and motivates youth to reach their full potential despite diabetes, and it teaches families how to serve as the primary educators and supporters for children & adolescents living with this illness.

With the assistance of a host of volunteer staff to include physicians, nurses, diabetes educators, dieticians, pharmacists, camp counselors, teachers, and friends, youth living with diabetes can engage in the typical camp activities that all children love and expect from camp: swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, and horseback riding.

For additional information visit  www.southeasterndiabetes.org

Lions/Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama Eye Examinations

Lions Club of Mobile and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama have partnered in doing eye examinations for Mobile’s youth since 2002. We have completed over 6,000 eye examinations. In 2010, we tested a total of 625 youth, 532 were found to be normal and 93 were referred to have further testing completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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