The Lions Eye foundation of California-Nevada, Inc. (LEF) is a 501(c)(3) corporation that has been in existence over 55 years. For the past half century LEF has come to the aid of needy residents of Northern California and the entire state of Nevada requiring eye surgeries. Sponsored by local community-based lions clubs, LEF has grown the initial 19 member clubs to 338 member clubs representing over 10,000 individual members.

To preserve and restore the gift of sight by providing free ophthalmic examinations, operations, and medication to the less fortunate members of our community.


LEF has partnered with California Pacific Medical Center to provide excellent eye care to those who could not otherwise afford it. In the fiscal year 2014-2015 alone, LEF provided over $6,000,000 of eye care procedures all at no cost to the patients.

                                  UPCOMING EVENTS

     JAN 15-17            Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting                                                                           Seacliff Inn, Aptos, CA

     APR 16-17            Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting                                                                           Swan Court Conference Center/Holiday Inn,                                                     Selma, CA

      JUL 23                   Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting                                                                           CPMC, San Francisco

     OCT 21-23          Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting
                                                Eldorado Hotel & Casino, Reno, NV

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The new location of the Lions Eye Foundation Clinic at

711 Van Ness, Francisco

The Lions Eye Foundation (LEF) is working with the Pacific Vision Foundation (PVF) to facilitate the move of the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) residency program and the Lions Eye Clinic to our new location at 711 Van Ness, San Francisco.  Information and ideas were exchanged at the Annual Meeting of the Lions Eye Foundation.

Pictured here (left to right) LEF Past President Fred Sommer, PVF Chairman Dr. Bruce Spivey, Program Director CPMC Dept. of Ophthalmology Dr. Taliva Martin, Chair of the CPMC Dept. of Ophthalmogy Dr. Kevin Denny, Vice President of CPMC Ophthalmology and Chief Adim. Officer of the CPMC Davies Campus Mary Lanier, LEF Executive Director John Schroeder, PVF CEO Michael Mahoney, LEF President Dennis Noble