A toddler looking at an object a vision health professional is holding

Vision Health

Vision is a strong predictor of academic performance in children. Yet, 1 in 4 children have an undiagnosed vision problem. Vision disorders in children affect cognitive, social, and physical development; future health; and well-being. An eye health problem can be the reason a child does not perform well at school. Conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (crossed eye) can go undetected and, if not addressed by the time a child is eight years old when eyesight is fully developed, can lead to lifelong problems and result in an irreversible loss of sight.  The Lions World Vision Institute is dedicated to the ocular health of our nation’s children and has launched three vision health programs:

Vision Health Programs

Currently serving Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties, our Youth Vision Program is among Florida’s most comprehensive. We ensure early detection of vision issues in children, providing everything from initial screening to glasses dispensation and referrals for further care. Learn more.

Clinic Calendar

View our Clinic Calendar to see upcoming dates and locations for our Youth Vision Program and Mobile Vision Clinic sites. These events are specifically designed for children aged 17 and under, offering a gateway to essential vision care services. View Calendar.

Community Resources

Our programs offer invaluable resources tailored to three distinct needs within our community. For caregivers, we provide a wealth of support and guidance, ensuring they have access to essential tools and information to enhance their caregiving journey. For educators, we offer innovative materials and workshops designed to enrich teaching practices and foster student success. Additionally, for eye care professionals, we provide specialized resources to aid in delivering quality eye care services to individuals in need. Learn more.