Lions Club of KL Bukit Kiara (CSP)

Project Name : SIGHT CONSERVATION “GIFT OF SIGHT” PROJECT

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Club : Lions Club of KL Bukit Kiara
Project Name : SIGHT CONSERVATION “GIFT OF SIGHT” PROJECT
Project Description : Lions worldwide are known as ‘Knights of the Blind’. We have undertaken the challenge to make the ‘Gift of Sight’ project as a long term project of our Club.
We have been carrying out vision screening in schools, homes and sponsorship of prescription glasses for those with vision problems.

The ‘Gift of Sight’ program started in 2009, has been a long term project of our Club. The objective of this project is to help the underprivileged whose sight has been affected by cataracts. The project is supported and funded by grants from CIMB Foundation, approved to our Club. Since 2009, our Club has received funding exceeding RM634,000 from CIMB Foundation and more than 590 cataract operations has been performed by ophthalmologists. We provide free cataract operations for the underprivileged community. The sponsorship includes free pre- & post-operation check-ups, medication and lens.
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1. Objective : With the improved vision, the beneficiaries are able to enjoy better vision, improve their standard of living, build up their confidence and enable them to seek better employment. For the elderly who stays at home, the operations will enable them to be independent and take better care of their families. This will promote a better & progressive society.
2. Started : 2009
3. Members : 3 to 6 members
4. Benefited : 590 Cataracts Operations (approx 590 people)
5. Man hour : 100 hours per year
6. Frequency : Monthly
7. Fund: RM105,000 per year
8. Why and how : The Project has been going successfully with the corporate funding from CIMB Foundation and has helped many people restore their vision.
Besides funding from CIMB Foundation, we also organize fund raising Events every year.

Our Club also collaborates with eye specialist centres – KL Eye Specialist Centre, Subang Eye Specialist Centre, USJ Eye Specialist Centre, KPJ Eye Care Specialist Centre, KPJ Klang Specialist Hospital, Top Vision Eye Specialist Centre, Lions Eye Clinic – in organizing the Gift of Sight’ project. These Centres have been kind enough to provide the 2nd part funding ie gave a 50% discount for each cataract operations.
9. Other info : The story of one beneficiary, when his eye was unveiled for the first time after the operation, remarked with tears in his eyes ‘Wow! I did not know the colour of the flowers are so lovely!’ Imagine the difference the simple operation has made to their lives especially when they have been seeing the world with their ‘blurred’ vision.
It is very rewarding to see the joy, confidence, independence and the difference it has brought to the lives of these beneficiaries.

Project Photos

World Sight Day in collaboration with KPJ Pusat Pakar Mata Centre For Sight – with beneficiaries of the Charity Cataract Program funded by CIMB Foundation

World Sight Day in collaboration with KPJ Pusat Pakar Mata Centre For Sight – with beneficiaries of the Charity Cataract Program funded by CIMB Foundation

Eye Screening for students at SMK Sinar Bintang

Eye Screening for students at SMK Sinar Bintang

Submitted by: Jeff Cheah

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