The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation was founded in 1954 by the Louisville Downtown Lions Club and has been governed by the Lions of Kentucky since it's inception. With nearly 350,000 Kentuckians who are uninsured and many more who are under-insured when it comes to vision, the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation's services are in need more than ever.
We are committed to filling the gaps that exist for many Kentuckians by providing affordable access to vision services.
The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation provides 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.
Building a better tomorrow by bringing individuals into a world of sight, independence and accomplishment.
Your Vision is Our Mission.
Our Core Values
In pursuing our mission and vision through vision services, we value and strive for greater integrity, respect, stewardship, leadership, diversity, collaboration and effectiveness.
Our reach extends across the Commonwealth.
Last year alone KLEF:
provided over 22,000 FREE vision screenings to Kentucky children
provided nearly 18,000 FREE vision screenings to Kentucky adults and
provided financial aid for 42 eye surgeries
provided financial aid for 11 legally blind Louisville area residents
provided referrals to local Lions Club eye glass programs to over 2,000 Kentuckians
volunteers provided over 3,000 volunteer hours to support our mission