PROJECTS

New Mexico Lions Eye Foundation

The New Mexico Lions Eye Foundation (NMLEF) provides eye screening services to New Mexico and Arizona. Screenings should be scheduled through individual clubs. Contact your nearest club. More information...

 

 

New Mexico Lions Operation KidSight, Inc. (NMLOKS, Inc.), is a 501c3 community service project, funded by grants from CHI St. Joseph’s Children and the NM Lions Eye Bank and donations from New Mexico Lions Clubs, with the goal to screen children (3-7 years old) in NM for amblyogenic risk factors and to fund eye exams and treatment for referred children whose families cannot afford it. More Information...

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank (NMLEB), has been providing safe, high-quality corneal tissue to surgeons and their patients for over 50 years. Serving a population of nearly two million throughout the state, NMLEB helps make people’s final gift – The Gift of Sight – a reality.

 

Our mission to help restore sight through eye donation is possible because of our many partnerships. The heart of the New Mexico Lions Eye Bank is connecting people and organizations that fight corneal blindness. NMLEB has been supported since its inception by dedicated Lions Clubs across New Mexico who contributes their time and expertise to NMLEB’s sight-restoring mission. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. NMLEB reaches out to the community with innovative programs designed to increase awareness about the importance and need for donated eye and cornea tissues for transplantation and research. Other community projects include Sight Saving Surgery assistance and Eye Glasses for those who may not otherwise be able to access these services. Learn more...

NM Lions Crane Reading  Foundation seeks to improve NM students’ reading proficiency. In the past, NM has ranked 48th out of 50 with respect to children’s reading achievement. Many students report symptoms of headaches, seeing double, getting dizzy, eyes burning, and/or blurry vision during and after reading which in the past has thought to be normal. Research has now shown that these symptoms are really a sign of some underlying problem, which if not remedied, will adversely impact the student’s reading and hence learning, ability. The Crane Reading Program has shown that if the problem is identified, most symptoms can be remedied at the school by the teacher assisted by a vision specialist. Many times, glasses will correct the problem. If they do not, then vision skill development may be needed. Learn more...

 

Eye Glass Collection Boxes can be found around the state of New Mexico. Glasses collected are redistributed in places of need throughout the world. Find a Drop Off Location.

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