It’s a stark fact. By the time you finish reading this page, one child somewhere in the world will have gone blind. One goes blind every minute. Half-a-million will have lost their sight by the end of the year.

Childhood blindness is only one part of the global vision crisis. If nothing is done, experts say that the world’s blind population could double from 37 million to 74 million by 2020.

But Lions will not allow “nothing to be done.”

True to their commitment to be “knights of the blind,” Lions have launched Campaign SightFirst II to prevent this tragedy. CSFII has set out to raise at least US$150 million to continue and expand the extraordinary work of SightFirst, Lions worldwide program to combat preventable blindness.