Dedicated to the Service of Others

Proud to be Members of District A15 and Lions Clubs International

Eye Sight


As you may have heard, Lions worldwide are known as “Knights of the Blind”. In 1925, Helen Keller Challenged Lions at their International Convention to lead the world in preventing blindness and providing support to those living with loss of eyesight. We work in partnership with the Wellington - Dufferin Guelph Public Health Unit to provide Vision Screening to 2000 kindergarten students annually. We continue to provide free prescription eye- glasses, in cooperation with Lens Crafters Optical, to those in Guelph with financial needs. The need for prescription eyeglasses remains high.
The Club donated $50,000 to assist the University of Guelph to purchase and install break through technology enabling blind persons to independently navigate throughout the campus and indoor facilities making it the first University in Canada to provide blind person with this level of freedom of movement. We recently provided the University of Guelph a further $14,000 to warn blind persons through their smart phones of oncoming and parked silent electronic campus delivery vehicles criss-crossing the campus.
The Guelph Lions Club has made a commitment that every blind and partially sighted person in Guelph can pursue an education, find employment, and while working with partners to ensure that everyone receives the very best in eye health care. We can make that commitment with your donations and support. Every dollar you donate goes towards these projects. All the administrative costs are covered by the Lions personally. If you have any questions or want more information about the Guelph Lions Club please contact us at or 519-341-3575