Vision Foundation Projects

Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation helps improve vision by providing fiscal oversight and operating funds for the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, by raising funds for University of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology priorities, by educating the public about eye donation, and by supporting vision-related projects such as used eyeglass recycling. The Minnesota Lions Eye Bank is the foundation’s oldest project, and other University of Minnesota collaborations followed under the umbrella of the Lions Sight Program. The foundation also collects used eyeglasses throughout the state and makes them available for humanitarian missions. And they annually sponsor an all-star baseball tournament that raises funds for pediatric ophthalmology research. Click to learn more about our current projects.


Minnesota Lions Eye Bank

Founded in 1960, the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank helps restore sight through eye donation. Learn more.

Lions Eye Surgery Center

Our aging population will increase the demand for the medical and surgical expertise of eye doctors more than 33% in the next five years! Learn more.

Lions Children's Eye Clinic

The Lions Children’s Eye Clinic works to give every child a lifetime of sight. Learn more.

Used Eyeglass Program

5 millions pairs of eyeglasses and counting! You can donate your old eyeglasses to help another see. Learn more.

Macular Degeneration Center

The “MAC” Center fights the leading cause of blindness in the developed world: macular degeneration. Learn more.

Lions Clubs International

Whenever Lions club members get together, problems get smaller! 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make Lions Clubs International the world’s largest and most effective service club organization. Learn more.