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.

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The new location of the Lions Eye Foundation Clinic at

711 Van Ness, San Francisco


At the Pacific Vision Foundation third floor reception recognizing a construction milestone. Demolition is complete on this floor and our volunteer doctors will soon move in!

Left to right: Dr. Wayne Fong, PVF Board; Jo Burnett, PVF Executive Director; Barbara Noble; Dennis Noble, LEF President; Silvia Schroeder; John Schroeder, LEF Executive Director; Dr. Leila Chinn, LEF Treasurer; Fred Sommer, LEF Past President; Michael Mahoney, PVF CEO.