At the 1925 Lions International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become Knights of the Blind. 

The opportunity I bring to you, Lions, is this: To foster and sponsor the work of the American Foundation for the Blind. Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?

Eyeglasses For Those In Need

Olympia Host Lions provides exams and eyeglass for those in need through the Olympia Union Gospel Mission.


Eyeglass Recycling

Olympia Host Lions club members support the recycling and distribution of eyeglasses around the world through the Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center

Find out where you can donate your old eyeglass and sunglasses at and Click on Drop Boxes.


Low Vision Resource Center

The Olympia Host Lions Club Low Vision Resource Center is currently open only by appointment.  To schedule an appointment or to talk with Low Vision Resource Center staff, please call our Lions EyeLine at 360 790-8667.

The Lions Low Vision Resource Center is dedicated to advancing the independence­ of all persons experiencing low vision.  Estimates are that low vision devices can help two out of three visually impaired individuals. Individual needs may vary from wanting to read or viewing a com­puter screen or television, to being able to view distant objects.

The Olympia Host Lions Club and donations from the public fund the Lions Low Vision Resource Center. Organizations and individuals in our community have donated the low vision devices in the center. The center loans or gives these aids to our guests. 

Lions Low Vision Resource Center is  located at 2103 Harrison Ave. NW, Suite 5B, Olympia, WA  98502.  For more information, contact the Lions Eyeline 360-790-8667.  





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