Vision care non-profit receives funding from Healthcare Georgia Foundation to increase access to affordable eye exams

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation will expand clinic services to Richmond and Sumter

Atlanta, Georgia (1.5.15) – The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is excited to announce the expansion of vision clinics throughout the state, with two new clinics planned to launch in areas identified as high need. The Lighthouse partners with 28 clinics throughout the state, touching all 159 counties in Georgia; this expansion will bring their clinic total to 30 clinic locations with over 100 volunteer doctors performing eye exams and follow-up care for Georgians in need.

The scheduled expansion of mobile clinic vision services to Richmond and Sumter counties is funded in part by a grant from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation. Created in 1999 as an independent, private foundation, the Foundation’s mission is to advance the health of all Georgians and to expand access to affordable, quality healthcare for underserved individuals and communities.

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is the only nonprofit statewide provider of vision and hearing services to underserved Georgians, serving over 7,500 people last year with a network of over 300 partners specializing in vision and hearing care. By providing eye exams, eyeglasses, vision surgeries, and digital hearing aids the Lighthouse allows Georgians in need to live healthier and more productive lives.

Contact:   Alison Kuhlke

Marketing Director

770.738. 4679

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Funding from Healthcare Georgia Foundation to Increase Access to Affordable Eye Exams