Friday, March 15, 2013

Vision USA, Lions, and Essilor Team Up for Eye Care

The AOA Foundation’s Vision USA program, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), and Essilor of America will jointly establish a pilot program to correct uncorrected refractive error. The foundation recently finalized partnership discussions with the New Jersey Lions Glass Recycle Center (NJLERC) as part of the initiative. The LCIF, in partnership with Essilor of America, trademarked a low-cost “Lion Lens” that NJLERC can now use along with new donated eyeglass frames or “Lions frames.” For the first time, Lions will have access to quality low-cost lenses that may be used to fill prescriptions from licensed eye care professionals willing to donate free eye exams to poor, sight-impaired people in local communities. In New Jersey, the pilot program will allow local Lions Clubs to refer those in need for a free eye examination by completing the VISION USA referral application. Patients meeting the financial criteria will be scheduled for appointments with volunteer VISION USA optometrists at no cost. Read more.

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