Lions Club Sight & Hearing Aid Assistance

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" during the Lions Clubs International convention. Today, Lions Clubs of Oregon volunteers work diligently to raise funds in order to assist qualified Oregonians in obtaining vision exams and new eyeglasses. Most of Oregon's Lions Clubs also provide assistance with hearing exams and hearing aids for those who don't otherwise have the ability to purchase them.

These programs are made available primarily to those individuals who do not have insurance that covers vision and hearing and whose income falls at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

  • The system and the process of applying for help is volunteer driven. Thousands of people contact the Lions for help every year. Assistance depends on eligibility and available funding. Please be patient and courteous.
  • If you need assistance obtaining eyeglasses or hearing aids, please call the Lions Information Service number at 971-270-0203 and leave the information requested on the voice mail.  Calls are reviewed daily by volunteers and your contact information will be forwarded to the Lions Club that serves your area.  If you have not heard back from a Lions Club member within a week, please call again.  
  • You can email the Lions to request assistance at lionsclubsreferrals@olshf.org. Please include your first and last name, age, a phone number that you can be reached at, what city and zip code you live in, as well as what type of assistance you are requesting. Your message will be forwarded to the Lions Club that serves your area. If you have not heard back within a week, you can send another message.