About The L.O.V.E. Program
The L.O.V.E. Program, in cooperation with the University Eye Center at Los Angeles and Marshall B. Ketchum University offers complete vision care including such specialties as low vision devices and vision therapy. Patients of the program receive complete vision examinations and prescribed correction and treatment.
Patients receive top quality services from University Eye Center, a teaching clinic staffed by optometrists, ophthalmologists, college interns and a complete office personnel.
The program offered through the center makes available a loaner library of special Low Vision Devices, prescription glasses, contact lenses and vision therapy services. The center has over a hundred years of experience in identifying and solving the diverse problems of patients seen in private and clinical practice.
THE REFERRAL PROCESS
The services of the Lions Low Vision Services (L.O.V.E.) Program are available to those referred to the program by Lions Clubs, schools and other designated agencies. A patient referral form must be completed and forwarded to the address indicated on the form. As soon as eligibility is determined, an appointment will be scheduled for the patient at the University Eye Center.
Fill out all information requested and mail completed form to:
c/o Don Chinery
11422 Haskell Avenue
Granada Hills, CA91344
The L.O.V.E. Program provides services based on the patient’s ability to pay. For the truly indigent, this cost may be almost nothing. Regular fees will be charged for those who can afford to pay. All patients must either pay for the services through personal funds or private insurance. Patients may also request for financial assistance. Lions Clubs may also adopt patients and pay for the services administered to these patients.
GROWTH AND FUTURE OF THE L.O.V.E. PROGRAM
Since its inception as a District 4-L3 project in 1977, the program has helped hundreds of young students, employable adults and senior citizens, many of whom would not have been able to acquire quality vision care and services. What started as a low vision aid loaner library has expanded to a complete vision care program for the needy and indigent members of our communities. Today, the L.O.V.E. Program processes approximately 1,000 patients, scheduling about 2,500 patient visits annually.
The Lions Clubs of Southern California, along with grants and donations from other charitable individuals and entities support the financial needs of the program. To learn more about how you can help please visit our donation page.