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.

OUR MISSION....

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.







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The new location of the Lions Eye Foundation Clinic at

711 Van Ness, San Francisco

LEF PRESENTS CHECK FOR $340,OOO FOR PURCHASE

OF EQUIPMENT & FURNATURE AT THE NEW LIONS EYE CLINIC

At the annual LEF membership meeting on July 23, 2016, the Board of Trustees approved the donation of $340,000 toward the purchase of equipment & furnature at 711 Van Ness, San Francisco.  This purchase is in addition to the purchase of two lasers for the new clinic.  LEF plans to move there by November 1, 2016!

(Left to right)  LEF Immediate Past President Dennis Noble, LEF Capital Campaign Chair Fred Sommer, LEF Executive Director John Schroeder, Ophthalmology Residency Program Director Dr. Taliva Martin, and LEF President John Posey.