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Your Vision is Our Mission

Covid-19 Update

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Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation staff are working remotely and it is unknown at this time how long this will continue. 
 
If you need to reach us during this time, please use the contact information below.  We are able to check messages left on our answering machine at the office, but if you need to reach us immediately, please use one of the cell phone numbers listed below. 
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through this period.  

Lindy Lamkin
Executive Director

LindyL@kylionseye.org

Cell: 1-502-299-7483

Our Story

Founded in 1954, The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation (KLEF) is a charitable non-profit organization whose mission is to provide vision services through education, detection, prevention, treatment and empowerment.  Through collaborative partnerships, we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for all Kentuckians while focusing on children and adults in financial need. 

 

The Foundation’s activities are supported through funds contributed by Lions & Lioness Clubs, individual members, businesses, benefactors, fundraising events,  memorials and bequests.

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What We Do

Child In Speech Therapy

KidSight

The Kentucky KidSight program is a vision screening program started by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation in 2004 in which Lions Clubs and volunteers throughout the Commonwealth organize and conduct vision screenings for children ages 6 months to 6 years old.

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Patron Fund

The Patron Fund Program helps those Kentuckians with no insurance or limited insurance to obtain medically necessary eye surgeries.  We work with local surgeons and surgery centers to ensure that we offer the best services while remaining as cost effective as possible. 

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Vision Van

The Vision Van program is a vision screening program started by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation in 2002 in which Lions Clubs and volunteers throughout the Commonwealth provide FREE vision screenings for children and adults at health fairs and other events. 

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Holloran Fund

The Holloran Trust Fund, which was established in 1967, assists low-income blind residents of Louisville and as well as Bullitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer Counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties in Indiana.

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Eyeglass Assistance

Many Lions Clubs in Kentucky offer assistance with purchasing glasses for those in need in their communities.  Most have an application that must be completed for an individual to be considered.  KLEF can help you find your local Lions Club.

Old Glasses

Recycle Eyeglasses

Donate glasses and change someone's life.  Glasses can be dropped at any Lions Eyeglass Recycling Box around Kentucky.  Most of the usable glasses are used in mission trips to foreign countries to provide sight to poverty stricken communities. 

Who are Lions?

Give the Gift of Sight

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KidSight Program
Volunteers are needed
The Patron Program
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