Lions District 201Q3

Queensland Australia

Sight and Hearing

District Chair:  Kev Hedges     email

Lions Eye Health Program

Lions Eye Health Program is a community based program that aims to prevent vision loss and blindness by promoting early detection and timely treatment of eye diseases. The program encourages people to visit an eye care professional. The program was launched in Australia in 2000 and since that time more than 60% of all Lions Clubs in Australia have undertaken some type of LEHP promotion. The program is a National Multiple District Category B Project, funded by voluntary donations received from Lions and Lioness clubs across Australia.

For details on the PID Dr Bob Coulthard Award or more information on preventing vision loss and blindness, visit the LEHP  website

The Centre for Eye Research Australia Limited   ABN: 72 076 481 984

Lions Recycle for Sight Australia

Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program. Its headquartered in Redcliffe Queensland and operates throughout Australia and overseas.

Recycle 4 Sight Australia each year collects thousands of pairs of used spectacles, sunglasses, new frames and other equipment. If you have unwanted spectacles please offer them to your Optometrist or local Lions Club.

Our program distributes regraded spectacles to many parts of the world. To Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and other humanitarian organisations. These are distributed to the poor at no expense or obligation.

Over the 15 years that the Australian program has existed, the program has delivered over 2.5 million pairs to countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Indian Sub continent, East Asia, and the Far East, including China, the countries of the Pacific Rim and Southern Asia and Oceania.Each Centre is contributing 50,000 pair of graded spectacles per annum. Our target is to reach 1 million pair a year by 2015 as part of our commitment to President Jimmy Ross’s target for 2021.

Lions Clubs in Australia are able to obtain collection boxes, labels, pamphlets at no cost by emailing or Lions Recycle for Sight  PO Box 3021 Clontarf MDC 4019

Australia Post is one of our two major sponsors and has provided a Reply Paid facility so that Lions Clubs can post their collected spectacles and sunglasses (without cases or loose lens), preferably in Lions Christmas Cake cartons, without cost. Clubs need to contact us to obtain the post free details.

Please add in the corner
Lions Club of  ………………….
Email address  (if any)  …………………
Address … PO Box …..  etc

We received our first lensometer in 2000 and today we have 13 lensometer machines and 2 ultrasound cleaning machines capable of cleaning 50 pair of spectacles at a time. Further equipment will be sought as needed and to expand into spectacle making.

Our two centres (Caboolture & Redcliffe) generally operates most days of the week.

Our second major sponsor - Dollar Sweet Mint Company of Melbourne, is providing substantial financial assistance for our overseas program. Their support will enable us to expand our distribution of graded spectacles to women, children and men throughout the third world. The gift of sight, from Lions Clubs in every corner of Australia (and overseas) will be delivered by Australian Lions to the world at large.

The project also acknowledges the great support of the Queensland and Australian Governments through their grant programs, the Redcliffe and Caboolture Shire Councils for their leasing support. We thank the Police Citizens Youth Welfare League of Queensland for their premises, the Australian Lions Foundation for its support and the Minister for and Department of Correctional Services for their premises, management and persons in custody or on community service.  Our thanks also to the Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs of Australia for collecting and forwarding the 250,000 pair of glasses, sunglasses and other equipments that are the life blood of the program.

Please contact :

Chairman Lion Ken Leonard  07 3293 0993  0418 871 396
Lion Geoff Moor 07 5429 0982

Lions Recycle for Sight Australia   ABN 37 166 954 081

Lions Hearing Dogs

Lions Hearing Dogs is a not-for-profit organisation that provides hearing dogs and training in their use to hearing impaired people throughout Australia.

Dogs and follow-up support are provided free of charge. The majority of our funding comes from Australian Lions Clubs together with other donations and sponsorship.

Would you like to make a donation to support their valuable work?

Lions Hearing Dogs Incorporated   ABN 37 976 454 009