Who We Are & What We Do
Lions KidSight USA is a nation-wide program that brings Lions clubs across the country together to ensure our children receive eye screenings and follow-up care when needed.1-in-3 young children have poor but correctable vision - often just needing eyeglasses.
However, young children – preschoolers – may also have visual conditions that are sight threatening. The most common is amblyopia, or lazy eye. This is a condition in which the vision of one eye just doesn’t develop the same as the other. If not detected and treated by age 6 the chances of successful outcomes drop off dramatically. This can affect a child throughout their life. Our simple, safe, touchless screening can detect risk factors for this condition in less than 1 second in a cooperative child.
A Partnership of State Programs
Across the entire country - from Oregon on the west coast to Connecticut out East - Lions KidSight initiatives have been operating since 1998, when the first generation of vision screening cameras were introduced, using older film-based
technologies that require manual interpretation of the photos. Nowadays, all these programs use newer, more efficient and touch-less digital screening devices.