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Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities


301 E Muhammad Ali BlvdLouisville, KY 40202 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our Mission: The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation provides vision services through education, detection, prevention, treatment and empowerment. Through collaborative partnerships, we enable greater independence and increased quality of life for all Kentuckians while focusing on children and adults in financial need. ​Our Motto: Your Vision is Our Mission. Our Core Values: In pursuing our mission and vision through vision services, we value and strive for greater integrity, respect, stewardship, leadership, diversity, collaboration and effectiveness.


The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation was founded in 1954 by the Louisville Downtown Lions Club and has been governed by the Lions of Kentucky since it's inception. With nearly 350,000 Kentuckians who are uninsured and many more who are under-insured when it comes to vision, the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation's services are in need more than ever. We are committed to filling the gaps that exist for many Kentuckians by providing affordable access to vision services. Our reach extends across the Commonwealth.

​ Last year alone KLEF:

  • provided nearly 30,000 FREE vision screenings to Kentucky children

  • provided over 23,000 FREE vision screenings to Kentucky adults and

  • provided financial aid for 30 eye surgeries

  • provided referrals to local Lions Club eye glass programs to over 3,500 Kentuckians

  • volunteers provided over 1,000 volunteer hours to support our mission


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