Vision Assistance

The purpose of the Vision Assistance Program is to help individuals within the Texas Lions District 2-E2 who are in the country legally with a one time monetary assistance to provide vision care that cannot be funded by regular means.

The Vision Assistance Committee shall include two members of the LOEB 2E2, one of whom shall serve as Chairperson, and such other persons as selected by the Chairperson. All committee members shall be approved by the LOEB President.

A. The Committee Chairperson shall keep confidential permanent written records of all committee meetings, applications, and interview notes for at least ten (10) years. 


I. Vision Assistance Protocol:

A. The Committee is made aware of a possible need for assistance.

B. The applicant shall be assisted in finding a sponsor from a local Lions Club. The club shall also be encouraged to assist and be an advocate for the applicant. (See No. 5 below.)

C. An application for assistance is filed with the LOEB to inform the Committee. 

D. The Committee questions are clarified via email or meeting. 

E. Determination of who (hopefully a Lion's member or agent familiar with the Lions Programs) will be responsible for guiding the candidate through his/her Medical journey. This person may be the sponsoring Lion. This guide will be the fiduciary guard of all donated funds from the Vision Assistance Committee. Checks must be written to Institutions/Medical Providers, not to individuals.  

F. The Committee votes on a donation if funds are available. 

G. The guide is provided a list of possible agencies/doctors/institutions that should be contacted about aid and/or reduced fees. These may include, but are not limited to facilities in Tarrant County:  

1. Community Eye Clinic 

2. Cornerstone

3. John Peter Smith Hospital 

4. Lighthouse for the Blind

H. The Guide follows up with the Vision Assistance Committee on the progress of the patient and returns all unused funds on or before the one year anniversary of the request. 


 

II. Restrictions:

A. Upon a majority vote of the LOEB a request from the Committee may be approved for a second-time assistance. The unusual and unique circumstances shall be included in the minutes of regular meeting of the LOEB.

B. Non-sight restorative procedures are normally not considered. Under the same procedure as in A immediately above, partial funding for such procedures may be approved.


Donations:

The Vision Assistance Program was begun with the generous donations of the Lions Clubs and the program will gladly accept charitable donations and grants as the program does exist as a part of the Lions Organ & Eye Bank, which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions should be made payable to the LOEB Vision Assistance Fund and mailed to:

Vision Assistance Program

PO Box 830

Ft. Worth, TX 76101-0830


 

Application - English

Solicitud para Asistencia de Vision

 

 

 

 

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