California Lions Friends in Sight provides free vision screenings and recycled eyeglasses throughout Southern California and Northern Mexico. All are welcome, especially children and those with financial hardship. During these screenings, our licensed doctors provide an eye health assessment and if necessary, free recycled eyeglasses. The vision screening does not replace the comprehensive eye examination that you obtain through your doctor’s office. It does assess eye health concerns and provides a useable pair of recycled eyeglasses until professional services can be obtained on your own. Click here for a list of future events. California Lions Friends in Sight is endorsed by Multiple District Four of the Lions Clubs International.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What services are provided at the vision screening?
Free doctor provided health assessment of the eye Free recycled eyeglasses for those who need them
Can anyone come to the vision screening?
All individuals, especially children, who are unable to afford an eye doctor visit and eyeglasses can come to the vision screening. The screening is designed to assess for eye health concerns and provide a usable pair of recycled eyeglasses until you can obtain the professional services and eyeglasses on your own.
Will I be provided with a written eyeglass prescription?
No. Eyeglass, contact lens or medical prescriptions will not be written or given out at the vision screening.
Will California Lions Friends in Sight fill my eye doctor’s written Rx for eyeglasses?
No. We do a free vision assessment and, if needed, match a screening refraction with recycled eyeglasses.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, people are seen on a first come, first serve basis.
Will all people who come be served?
Every effort is made to see all people attending. We recommend you come early. On occasion, we end the screening early if too few people are coming. Other times, we are forced to turn people away if there are too many still in line at the end of the day.
Do I need any ID or other documents?
No. All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Our goal is to serve people in need, particularly those with financial hardship.
What should I bring?
The time in line and in the screening can be long. Be sure you have the medications you take during the day with you. It’s a good idea to bring water and food. Also, dress well for wet, cold days.
Will I need to wear a mask?
Yes. You will need to wear a mask. If you do not have a mask one will be provided.
Can I come early and hold places in line for family and friends?
No, it is not fair to others for you to save places in line.