Opening Eyes

The Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes programme is changing lives in communities across the globe by providing comprehensive eye assessments, prescription eyewear, sunglasses and sports goggles to Special Olympics athletes.

Opening Eyes screening consists of 12 testing stations, after going through the screening stations, the exam information is reviewed and a decision is made if the athlete needs a new pair of prescription glasses or sport goggles. Through the generosity of our corporate sponsors Essilor (lenses) and Safilo (frames), athletes choose from a selection of eye wear. Athletes who do not need any corrective lenses receive plano sunglasses also provided by Safilo.

Get Involved;

Suitable volunteers: Ophthalmologists, and those with a background in Optometry.

Due to COVID-19 we are currently not recruiting volunteers but are continually reviewing this so please check back soon.

Opening Eyes Fact Sheet
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