Inernational Support

Lions and Sightsavers have been working together since 1972. Clubs make donations to the Lions Sight Savers Trust.

Donations from Lions Clubs support Sightsavers eye camps outreach programme in India, focusing on cataract operations. But many people arriving at the eye camps had other eye conditions or impairments that couldn’t be treated, and this led to the development of the Comprehensive Eye Services (CES) programme, which aimed to support everyone with a sight-related problem.

The CES programme provided assistance for blind and visually impaired children to attend inclusive schools, and referred eye health issues for treatment or surgery. It also supported rehabilitation training for adults whose blindness was irreversible, and educated communities on disease prevention and recognising eye conditions.