It's One of Our Core Missions
Lions Club International is a world leader in the effort to prevent avoidable blindness and provide resources for eye health care and solutions.
The Osseo Lions Club, along with Lions Club International and the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation, are working in local communities to help improve the lives of the visually impaired and those who could be facing avoidable eye health challenges and blindness.
We're doing this through continued efforts like research and education, initiatives like FREE eye screenings through Minnesota Lions Kidsight programs, eye glass donation collections and distributions, and more.
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The Osseo Lions, along with our community partners, will collect your gently used or out-dated prescribed eye glasses to recycle and reuse.
You'll find drop off sites available during regular business hours at the following current locations:
- Osseo MN Civic Offices -
415 Central Avenue, Osseo MN 55369
- Premier Banks -
301 Central Avenue, Osseo MN 55369
Lions KidSight USA Foundation is a nationwide program to safeguard the vision of children from the ages of 6 months to 6 years and up to through grade 12 where possible.
According to national educational experts, 80% of our capacity to learn is visual, so if an otherwise healthy child is struggling to see they're going to struggle with learning as well.
Yet, as stunning as those statistics might be, most adolescent children are not receiving important vision screenings until its too late; either because they were having problems learning or paying attention in class.
Unless potential vision problems are detected early and given the opportunity to be corrected, vision challenges are at risk of becoming permanent by age 7.
The Osseo Lions Club, along with Lions Club International's Lions Kid Sight USA Foundation and the coordinated efforts of our regional MD5M Lions Kidsight program, is offering FREE eye sight screenings to families residing in or bringing their young children to school or daycare in and around the Osseo MN area during select community events throughout the year.
Once such event is the annual LIONS ROAR event held every September in downtown Osseo.
You can find out more about upcoming events by