Services We Support

Creating New Visions

Recycle for Sight

Many people have eyeglasses that no longer have the correct prescription but whose frames and other parts are still in good shape. Instead of throwing them away, donating old glasses is a viable option. We offer numerous drop-off locations throughout the community to recycle used eyeglasses and hearing aids.

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Camp Dogwood

Located on Lake Norman in a large picturesque cove — this summer destination serves as a wonderful and therapeutic vacation retreat. Its mission is to provide a week of fun and fellowship to any resident of North Carolina with blindness or visual impairment between the ages of 18-100+ years.

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Sight-First Screenings

SightFirst enables Lions and local health care providers to fight the major causes of preventable and reversible blindness. We strive to increase awareness of the importance of eye health by providing free, accessible visual screenings to both children and adults using the most up-to-date technologies, devices, and procedures.

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North Carolina V.I.P. Fishing Tournament

This 3‑day event attracts numerous visually‑impaired persons, sighted guests, and volunteers to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The tournament also provides fellowship among the participants, educational, recreational, and personal growth opportunities.

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Leader Dogs for the Blind

These programs are designed to provide the blind or visually impaired with the tools and training to reintroduce them to a life of confidence, safety, and independence. From white cane training to matching individuals with their Leader Dog — all services are free of charge.

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New Hope Clinic

This facility, run by dedicated and caring professionals, was established over 20 years ago to provide free healthcare services to adults in Brunswick County who lack adequate insurance. Southport Lions Club sponsors free eye screenings to patients at regularly scheduled times.

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