Where the Glasses Went!
Eyeglass Distribution Report
In the last fiscal year Lions In Sight has distributed 690,380 pairs of glasses to countries around the world according to Carl Langhorst who coordinates our deliveries from the LIS warehouse. We have sent eyeglasses to Kenya, the Philippines, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Sri Lanka, The Dominican Republic, Peru, Haiti, Ethopia, Ghana, Senegal and Uganda. Most of these have been for our own missions. A few have gone out with doctors we have worked with to other clinics.
In addition to the eight clinics we did in Mexico, we also set up the two permanent clinics in India and the Philippines and did a major clinic trip to Peru. On top of that, we have helped out with several veterans’ stand downs, Remote Area Medical (RAM) programs in Sacramento and Oakland. We also supplied glasses we do not use to the Feed the Children Program who takes many of our dark glasses to distribute in countries in Africa and to the Flying Doctors.
Our two new permanent clinics have been quite successful. Now we need to keep them supplied with glasses! The Kolkata clinic is close to going through the first 100,000 pair of glasses we supplied. We supplied the Lions in Mexico with frames for children’s eyeglasses last year. For Lions in Sight to continue to supply glasses to all of these people in need we will need more glasses from the Lions of California and Nevada.
Please collect all of the glasses you can and let us know so we can collect them from each district. If you have glasses to be brought to the warehouse please call Walter Griffith at (707) 648-2306.