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Lions SightFirst Foundation

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The Lions SightFirst Foundation provides eye examinations, eyeglasses, eye surgeries, and follow-up care to all children enrolled in the Clark County School District, whose parents have no insurance and no means to pay for those services.

The Lions SightFirst Foundation is composed of all the Lions Clubs in Southern Nevada; these clubs are Chartered by and are under the jurisdiction of the International Association of Lions Clubs, A.K.A. Lions Clubs International, District 46. LCI is the world’s largest service organization with nearly 1.4 million members in 200 countries and geographical areas.

The foundation is the successor organization to the Southern Nevada Lions Sight Conservation Committee. The committee was reorganized in 2005 to accommodate more extensive programs that are totally free-of-charge to the recipients. All the eye care projects of the different clubs in the area are now conducted by the foundation, thus, making it much easier and faster for children of the disadvantaged, the uninsured, and the underinsured to receive care.

Prevent Blindness America’s statistics indicate that vision problems affect 1 in 4 school-aged children in the United States, which of course, also affect their ability to learn. Lions SightFirst Foundation aims to drastically change that number, at least, here in Southern Nevada.

Noni Rybka, the foundation’s programs director and coordinator works with school nurses, counselors and student success advocates. Children referred to the program receive exams from one day to two weeks time. The foundation also conducts vision screenings for adults, as well as follow-up care.

Lions SightFirst Foundation has a 501 (c) 3 determination from the I.R.S. It receives no monies from the county, city, state or any governmental entity. It is solely funded by Lions Clubs of Southern Nevada, and other private donations.



The Lions SightFirst Foundation


For more info, contact:

Noni Rybka, Programs Director


7380 S. Eastern Ave., #124-226, Las Vegas, NV 89123

Tel/Fax: 702 251-5874  
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