The Lions Eye Program, Inc. is a 501C(3) nonprofit charitable organization established in 1970. We provide service to individuals in Northeast Ohio. See the list of our service areas on our Lions Clubs page. You can find a Lions Club out of our service area that may be able to help by clicking on Find a Club.
Uninsured individuals, who are in need of an eye exam and/or glasses, should contact a Lions Club (nearest to your location) in District OH3 or OH4. Scroll down to download the application and application guidelines. After completing the application, send it to a Lions Club in your area. You can also locate a club by clicking on Find a Club. After clicking the link, you will be able to message the club in your area.
If the applicant has any type of insurance, such as Medicaid, that company will provide eye exams and glasses. If an insured applicant requests assistance from the Lions Eye Program, he/she will be denied and instructed to contact their Medicaid provider.
If you have medicare, you should find a Medicre provider to get an eye exam. Metro Health, located in multiple locations; Dr. Savitt at Vision Emporium and For Your Eyes Only are Medicare providers. After the eye exam, contact a Lions Club in District OH3 or OH4 (nearest you) for an application. Include a copy pf the prescription for glasses with the application.
Approval is only for standard lenses and standard bifocal lenses. Transitional or unlined lenses and special coatings are not covered by the Lions Eye Program.
Contact information, social security number, income, household expenses, and the services requested (exam, glasses, surgery) must be completed on the application. The application is sent back to the Lions club for review. The Lions Eye Program will send a letter to the applicant as well as the Lions Club and provider.
There is a $10 co-pay for an eye examination due to the provider at the time of the examination and you must order your glasses at the time of the examination.
There is a $10 co-pay due the provider at the time you order your glasses.