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 2012-2013 alone, LEF provided over $6,000,000 of eye care procedures all at no cost to the patients.


      JULY 18               Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting
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     OCT 23-24          Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting
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     JAN 15-17            Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting                                                 Seacliff Inn, Aptos, CA

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The new location of the Lions Eye Foundation Clinic at 711 Van Ness San Francisco

The Lions Eye Foundation (LEF) is working with the Pacific Vision Foundation (PVF) to facilitate the move of the 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 recent meeting of the LEF Board of Trustees in Fairfield.

Pictured here (left to right) LEF 2nd VP Mike Rogolski, LEF 1st VP John Posey, LEF Treasurer Leila Chinn, PVF Executive Director Jo Burnett, LEF President Dennis Noble and PVF CEO Michael Mahoney