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1 USA/CANADA Leadership Forum Overland Park, Kansas – 2013 SightFirst: Vision for All LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

2 Dr. Tracy Williams SightFirst Technical Advisor Gina Prendki Sight Programs Department SightFirst History, How to Get a Grant, and Success Stories from Your Backyards

3 SightFirst Program  Comprehensive, sustainable eye care programs  Low-cost, high quality  Strengthen eye care facilities  Train eye care professionals  Provide equipment  Deliver eye care services  Improve access to education & rehab for people who are blind/have low vision  Technically evaluated  Lions develop & manage projects

4 We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. SightFirst: Global Achievements  Raised US$415 million with two fundraising campaigns  Nearly 8 million cataract surgeries  Over 153 million treatments for river blindness  Built or expanded 593 eye hospitals/clinics/wards  Elimination of river blindness in Colombia now  Working on elimination of trachoma in China in 2017

5 SightFirst Mission To strengthen eye care systems in underserved communities so they can fight blindness and vision loss and assist those who are blind or visually impaired.

6 What This Means for You We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish.  Cataract  Childhood Blindness  Trachoma  Education & Rehab for People Who are Blind or Have Low Vision  Eye Health Education  Low Vision  URE  Comprehensive Regional Training  Diabetic Retinopathy  River Blindness  Research SightFirst Materials Brochure Policy papers Application

7 We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. SightFirst: US & Canada Achievements 19 projects in the region  Colorado: Mobile Low Vision Clinic  Missouri: Expand capacity at the Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks  New Jersey: Expand URE and DR services to Underserved Populations  MD, DE & DC: Establish Lions Low Vision Rehabilitation Network

8 Help Along the Way We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish.  Steps to Success  Concept paper  Conference calls  Site visits  Application  Personnel Support for Region  Gina Prendki,  Dr. Tracy Williams,

9 We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish. Deal Breakers  Outside of SightFirst guidelines  Limited Lions involvement  No Lions financial support  Small-scale initiative  Funding for salary or operating costs  Project better served through the LCIF Standard Grant Program

10 Kansas Lions Statewide Children’s Low Vision Initiative (KanLovKids) Low vision evaluations for children with low vision from birth – 21 years old Establish ten regional low vision clinics Doctors received similar equipment Implement training with variety of stakeholders Standardize follow-up protocol, data tracking and patient surveys Public education & awareness campaign

11 Question and Answer

12 LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION


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