Lions Eyeglass Assistance Program (LEAP)

OLSHF has developed a new eyeglass assistance initiative under the Lions Eyeglass Assistance Program (LEAP) that will provide qualified individuals with free exams and free eyeglasses. This program can only be accessed through the Lions Clubs.

Who is eligible?
U.S. residents 18 and older living in a household income at 200% or below of the Federal Poverty Level. Click here for more information about services for those under 18 years of age.

Click here to see the OLSHF Income Guidelines

Who are the providers?
There are vision professionals participating in several different programs or working with Lions Clubs statewide. 

How can the public access the program?
People in need of assistance must call the Lions in Service line at (971) 270-0203 phone or e-mail their contact information and request to lionsclubsreferrals@olshf.org.

Lions volunteers will refer the above mentioned calls and e-mails to the appropriate club, who will then provide applicants with an application.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated. Kindly remember we are accepting thousands of requests statewide and need to coordinate each request with Lion volunteers and partnering providers. Please allow up to two weeks for a Lions Club member to contact you and initiate the application process.

For Lions Clubs:
The Lions Eyeglass Assistance Program (LEAP) has been helping many Oregonians throughout the state for the past year using a certificate program through Vision Service Plan (VSP). However, in late September VSP paused their gift certificate program due to overwhelming national response. OLSHF has continued to work with Lions Clubs to identify local resources for free and reduced cost eye exams and glasses. Sight and Hearing Chairs may contact Kerith Vance, Programs Director, to learn about possible resources for eyeglasses and exams in your area.


VSP indicates that the gift certificates will return in early 2014. If you hear any conflicting news about the program, or have any questions, please contact us directly so we can verify the information. We will continue to communicate with you regarding any program updates or additional resources.


If you have any success stories about our Lions Eyeglass Assistance Programs that you have yet to submit, please direct those to Communications Director Eliza Boné. These testimonials help VSP understand how crucial the program is for us in Oregon and illustrates how well our partnership works. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.