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Vision Service Projects

Ever since Helen Keller inspired us to champion the cause in 1925, Lions Clubs have served and advocated for the blind and visually impaired.

Lions are known throughout the world for their work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness. We support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling.

Lions Kid Sight USA

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Early detection and correction of vision problems helps children prepare

for success in school.  Rhode Island law requires vision screening of students prior in Kindergarten, grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9, and new students.  


Barrington Lions serve the Town of Barrington by providing eye screenings in local public and private schools.

Over 2000 Barrington students are screened annually.

Lions Recycle for  Sight 

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In just about any dresser drawer, one can find eyeglasses that are no longer being used. Don't throw them away!  Those eyeglasses can change another person's life. Please donate them to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program

You can donate unused prescription eyeglasses & sunglasses, regular sunglasses, and over-the-counter reading glasses.

Look for the eyeglass collection box at the following locations:

  • Barrington Public Library: 1st floor, reading area

  • Shaws, Barrington: Near the exit door

  • Atria Bay Spring Village, Barrington: Mail Room

  • Vision Works, Route 6, Seekonk, MA


As of May, 2024, the Barrington Lions have collected over 5,300 pair of eyeglasses!!

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