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We assist those less fortunate with new Eye Glasses, Eye Surgeries and Hearing Aids.

You must meet our income guidelines for assistance.
 Contact Lion Judy   (321) 242-7764


Free Vision Screening for Pre-School Children

Our newest project is Free Vision Screening.  In the first years of life, vision disorders can prevent appropriate development of vision and may lead to Amblyopia (Lazy Eye).  Lazy Eye is a life long vision impairment that cannot be treated after childhood.  We use a computerized camera called the Plusoptix S12 Mobile Screener for the early detection of vision impairments in young children ages 1 year through 5 years.
Performing a screening is simple, takes less than a few seconds and is done by our trained member Lions.  The camera has a smiley face and makes a sound to attract the childs attention.  It only takes a second for the S12 camera to take the measurements.  Results are “pass” or “refer”.  A result of “refer” indicates the child needs to see an eye care professional for a comprehensive exam.



The S12 screener also screens for Anisometropia - refraction of both eyes; Astigmatism - corneal irregularities; Hyperopia - farsightedness; Myopia - nearsightedness; Corneal reflexes - symmetric eye alignment; and Anisocoria - pupil sizes of both eyes. 
Vision screening in children should be repeated regularly. A child's eyes change with growth and new vision disorders may occur anytime.
 


Diabetes Awareness & Free Screenings

Check our Free Diabetes Screening page for our next Screening

   In the United States there are over 10 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes.  There are another 5.5 million people who are unaware that they have diabetes.  Undiagnosed, diabetes can be very damaging to the body.  A screening test can detect diabetes.
    People with diabetes are at risk of losing their sight due to Diabetic Retinopathy.  This is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in people between the ages of 20 to 74.  Other complications include Glaucoma, Kidney damage, Coronary artery disease and Nerve damage.
The free screening, using a tiny drop of blood, taken from the finger, gives a blood glucose level.  A postcard with blood glucose level results is given to each person tested. 
It only takes a few minutes. All ages are welcome.
YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ENCOURAGED TO BE SCREENED.


Toy Collection for Sharing Center "Santa" Project

On December 6, 2019, our members delivered approximately 258 new toys  to the Central Brevard Sharing Center in Cocoa.  The Sharing Center was thrilled with the donation.  The Sharing Center distributes gifts to over 600 local children of families that are struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.


Youth & Community Service

We encourage the youth in our communty to get involved in community service.  If you have a project you would like us to help with, please contact us.


Lions Collect and Recycle Eye Glasses and Cases, Hearing Aids, New Hearing Aid Batteries, Cell Phones and Used Ink Cartridges

Collection Sites:  (Look for a Lions Eye Glass Collection Box)

 Info coming soon!


 Bet You Didn't Know that Lions Are GREEN!

The Viera Lions have planted over 500 trees in the Viera Wetlands and we have also planted trees at Manatee Elementary School Parking Lot in Viera.


Salvation Army Bell Ringing

We will be out there ringing the bell at the Viera Publix when that time of the year rolls around again.

 


Central Brevard Sharing Center (Cocoa, FL): Provides emergency assistance to those in our community who are struggling to obtain life’s most basic needs.  The Viera Lions support their food pantry and collect new toys for the Sharing Center to distribute at the holidays.


Southeastern Guide Dogs (Palmetto, FL): Provides blind individuals with highly trained Guide Dogs, equipment and training free of charge.


Florida Lions Diabetes Awareness Foundation (Deltona, FL): Provides training and supplies for Lions Free Diabetes Screenings.  Supports amazing Camps where children with type 1 Diabetes learn to cope with their disease.


Florida Lions Conklin Centers (Daytona Beach, FL): Founded to educate multi-handicapped blind individuals to maintain useful roles in society.   Graduates regain control over their lives and reduce or eliminate dependency on welfare or institutions.


Florida Lions Foundation For The Blind: Assists the Lions clubs to provide costly eye surgeries to needy persons within their individual communities.


Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)  (Oakbrook, IL): Provides services for the blind, disabled, children, elderly and the less fortunate throughout our world. Grants (funded by Lions) restore sight to the needlessly blind and assist disaster victims.

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