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Lions Eye Health Program - Australia resource materials


LEHP logo

The Lions Eye Health Program-Australia is a community outreach program in which Lions educate at-risk populations about the dangers of glaucoma and diabetic eye disease as well as the importance of having regular dilated pupil eye exams.


LEHP-Australia began with a pilot program in the Lions District V2 in Victoria, which was preced by research confirming far too few people were aware of the potential danger of diabetic eye disease and glaucoma.


The program is now operative in all districts in Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Tasmania.  New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia are just starting to commence.


LEHP-Australia is a simple program and unlike other Lions sight projects operates at club level.  It gives valuable local exposure to Lions clubs and involves implementing community activities that raise the awareness of the implications of these two eye conditions with those at risk.


 LEHP Community Eye Health Kit Front Cover


LEHP-Australia is funded until September 2004 by a SightFirst grant from the Lions Clubs International Foundation.

For information contact the LEHP-Australia Support Office on freecall 1800 010 234 your local Lions Club, Diabetes Australia on freecall 1800 640 862 or Glaucoma Australia on 1800 500 880

LEHP Australia Resource Materials -

LEHP Diabetic Retinopathy Poster 

LEHP Front of Diabetic Retinopathy Brochure

Inside Diabetic Retionpathy Brochure LEHP 

LEHP Glaucoma Poster

Cover of LEHP Glaucoma Brochure 

Inside LEHP Glaucoma Brochure

Useful Links

Important information can be found on the websites of associated organsiations.

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Regular eye examinations

Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind - Pension Benefits

Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind - Free Publications List

Royal Victorian Institute For the Blind - Services Booklet

Vision Australia

Consumer Guide-NHMRC

ICEE - International Centre for Eyecare Education

ICEE Media Release

Redfern Aboriginal Eye Care Clinic

RVEEH Retinopathy Poster

Lions Eye Health Program - Australia resource materials

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Eye and Ear Hospital Services

Australian Lions working with the Turkish Community

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