If You Need A Low Vision Device

  • All assistance for low vision devices go through the WVU Eye Institute Low Vision Clinic.
  • You must be referred to the low vision clinic by your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye vision examination at the Eye Institute and if recommended, an appointment will be set up in  the low vision clinic.
  • Once at the low vision clinic, you will have a chance to test different types of low vision devices.  With the help of our low vision ophthalmologist and the certified low vision technicians, the best and proper devices will be recommended for your situation.
  • If you need assistance if purchasing a device, the low vision has an application to fill out and they will deliver it the the WV Lions Sight Conservation Foundation along with their recommendation.
  • Once approved, the device will be ordered and delivered to you.

Steps To Vision Assistance

  • Surgery requests begin at your local Lions Club and a required sight assistance application filled out.
  • After the completed application is sent back to the referring club, a Lion member will meet or call you to learn more about your situation and the best way to proceed.  It is very important that you fill out the application as completely as possible so that processing is not prolonged.
  • Once the application is approved, it will be sent to the surgeon and facility to schedule an appoint and any follow-up for you.
  • WV Lion Sight Conservation Foundation works with many ophthalmologist and facilities through out the state of WV.
  • In order to receive assistance form WVLSCF, your total income from all sources may not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline in effect at the time of the application for assistance.

Vision Assistance

If You Need Glasses

Vision Assistance

  • Assistance for glasses is done on a case by case basis from from your local Lion Club.
  • Contact your local Lions Club and obtain an application.
  • Mail the completed application to the local Lions Club.
  • The club will decide on eligibility based on the application.  If approved, the club will send you an approval form and which businesses accept the form.
  • Lions Clubs pay for glasses only not exams.  

If You Need Vision Surgery