The Lions:

Lions International was established in 1917. Lions are civic-minded men and women who volunteer in communities around the world. The Lions motto is “We Serve”.

Helen Keller, who overcame her own sight and hearing adversities to become one of the world’s strongest advocates for the blind, honored the 1925 Lions International Convention by being its guest speaker.   She challenged the Lions Clubs organization to become “Knights of the Blind” to help rid the world of treatable blindness. From that day on, Lions Clubs International has done more for Eye Care than any other organization in the world.



The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation:

In 1974 the Lions of Louisiana formed The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation to continue this commitment of Eye Care. The Articles of Incorporation were restated in 1984. (Click Here for a copy.)

In 1986 the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, working with LSU, helped build a facility located at 2020 Gravier Street in New Orleans. Today, this building houses the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation’s main offices and the LSU Health Sciences Center Department of Ophthalmology.

(For more stories throughout the years, click here.)


Our Goal:

  • Improve the quality of life for Louisiana residents, through eye care services.


Our Commitment:

  • Patient Care

  • Research & Development

  • Education



The Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation serves thousands of residents each year through eye exams & eyeglasses, low vision services, and vision screenings. Thousands more are served worldwide through the eyeglass recycling program.