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Venice and Englewood Lions Vision-Screening and Eye Care Program

The Venice and Englewood Lions Clubs come together to save the vision of community residents through the Vision and Hearing Screening & Eye Care Program.  In-person clinics are being held the first Thursday of the month at the ShorePoint Health Park at the corner of Jacaranda and Center.  Please call (941) 837-2789 for more information.

Who Can Get Help?

Any person living in the Venice, Nokomis or Englewood area from Blackburn Point Road in Osprey to Boca Grande, east to the Myakka River and west to the Gulf who can prove financial eligibility and residency.

What is the Process?

After the application is approved, applicants will be scheduled and contacted by mail for an upcoming vision-screening appointment.

Screenings are held the first Thursday of each month at the Venice and Englewood Lions Vision Center at the ShorePoint Health Park, 1289 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL.

Along with vision screening and a glaucoma examination, blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring are offered.

If screening personnel determine that further care is required, participants will be referred to an ophthalmologist or optometrist participating in the program.  Any eye surgery that might be necessary will be performed at facilities approved and covered by the Lions program. Examinations and glasses are provided every two years.

How Do I Apply?

Contact the Venice and Englewood Lions Vision Center at (941) 837-2789 for information. Applicants must provide information on monthly income and expenses to prove eligibility.  A picture ID and proof of residency is required.

How is the Program Funded?

Funds for eye care are provided by the investment income from a bequest by Alfred G. Keerl, the generosity of physicians, optometrists, medical professionals, and volunteers in cooperation with ShorePoint Health Venice formerly called Venice Regional Medical Center.

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