Sight First : Lions Vision for All

LCIF is a leader in providing support for preventing avoidable blindness and restoring sight for people around the world. Our sight programs range from developing and improving eye care systems to providing sight-restoring surgeries and treatments to distributing medications to those most at-risk for eye diseases.
Since its inception in 1990, the SightFirst program has played a key role in reducing blindness worldwide.

    1. Awarded 1,115 SightFirst grants in 102 countries for a total of more than US$275 million
    2. Restored sight to 7.67 million people through cataract surgeries
    3. Prevented serious vision loss for more than 30 million
    4. Provided over 153 million treatments for river blindness
    5. Built or expanded 615 eye hospitals/clinics/wards
    6. Trained 664,000 eye care specialists
    7. Conducted more than 19 million vision screenings for children through Sight for Kids
    8. Launched the world’s first-ever initiative to combat childhood blindness in partnership with the World Health Organization, establishing or strengthening 34 pediatric eye care centers
    9. Provided management training for 275 facilities
    10. Raised more than US$200 million for Campaign SightFirst II, making it the greatest fundraising effort in LCIF’s history