Lions District 2-E2 Organ and Eye Bank
*** Our next board meeting is scheduled for December 18th, 2016, 2:00PM at the LOEB/ERC location.
Lions Organ and Eye Bank 2nd VP, Lion Troy Dale, teaches a class of Lions in the use of the PlusOptix vision screening instruments.
The Lions Organ and Eye Bank (LOEB) actively supports local clubs in the vision screening of adults and children. A typical year will show the support in both equipment and volunteers that result in over 100 screening events, with 8000 of those screened children.
To schedule a vision screening training session for your Lions Club, contact the LOEB using the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page.
What we do
The Organ & Eye Bank has many and various functions to help others:
We conduct Annual White Cane activities to raise funds for the prevention of blindness and loss of vision. White Cane funds are critical to the ongoing success of the Organ and Eye Bank.
Established a Vision Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to those who need eye surgeries, cornea transplants, and other vision related assistance and who cannot otherwise afford the proper care.
We maintain ongoing relationship with UT Southwestern Transplant Services for the advancement of soft tissue transplants. We work to establish new vision clinics throughout District 2-E2.
We provide a Mobile Vision Clinic to the district, which can give basic eye examinations to areas not serviced by optical businesses, or where there is an economic challenge. We utilize a Mobile Vision Clinic for educational purposes throughout the district.
We constructed a memorial Rose Garden in the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens to honor donor and recipient families of transplant services.
We award scholarships to high school students who are winners of the Diabetic Essay Contest, which draws attention to the fact that diabetes can lead to blindness.