Lions District 201Q3

Queensland Australia

Vision and Hearing

District Chair:  Kev Hedges     email

Lions Eye Health Program                                             

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, Lioness & LEO 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


Lions Eye Institute            research         donate

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


Update  - Q 3 Convention 2020  presentation  by Kev Hedges

This video is a message to all Lions in Q3 District concerning our efforts to address Vision related issues.

Some are simple projects which are not only very effective but also resource and time friendly.

Please take the time to listen.

As your District Vision Chair, I am happy to provide further information to support your Clubs community service activities.

Best wishes

Kev Hedges

Vision & LEHP Chair 201Q3

- posted 25/10/2020         proposed deletion date   25/12/2020     file size  512Mb


Lions Recycle for Sight Australia         

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 16 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 contributes roughly  50,000 pair of graded spectacles per year. Our target is to reach 1 million pair a year as part of our commitment to International President Jimmy Ross’s 2015  target for 2021.

We received our first lensometer in 2000 and today we have 13 lensometer machines and 2 ultrasound cleaning machines. These are 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 Queensland centres (Caboolture & Redcliffe) generally operates most working days of the week.

Our second major sponsor - Dollar Sweet Mint Company of Melbourne, provides 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 project also acknowledges the great support of the Queensland and Australian Governments through their grant programs, the Moreton Bay Regional Council 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  glasses, sunglasses and other equipments.

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


Training Centre 

Ph: 08    8388 7836

793 Mt Barker Road, Verdun  SA  5245

PO Box 164, Hahndorf   SA  5245


Q 3 Chair :   Dell Emery



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.

Training each dog takes    6-8 months                           Dogs can respond to 10 different sounds

A Hearing Dog is placed every   14 days                      It costs approximately  $37,000  to train and deliver each Hearing Assistance Dog

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

Lions Hearing Dogs Incorporated      ABN 37 976 454 009

Visit their Blog