Every year the Southport Lions Board of Directors budgets a fixed amount of funds to be used for assisting those in need in our Community who have vision problems. Those in need include: seniors undergoing much-needed cataract surgery and individuals suffering from the effects of diabetes. The Brighter Visions program involves the support of local optometrists and opticians, willing to reduce their normal rates to provide assistance — along with the statewide North Carolina Lions Foundation. Here’s how the process operates:
  1. Click on the “Apply” button below to be directed to the Vision Assistance Eligibility Form.
  2. Once completed, your form submission will then be thoroughly evaluated by members of our Vision Assistance Committee — considering your need for help and the availability of funds. During this process you may be contacted for more information by one of our committee members.
  3. Once a decision has been made by the committee, you will be notified. If your request is denied, you will be given a reason.
  4. Approved applicants will be sent to one of our participating optometrists for an eye examination. Any prescriptions written for vision correction must be taken to one of our participating opticians. If you choose to fill the script with another optician, assistance from the Southport Lions Club to obtain your glasses may not be available.