Toccoa Lions Club

For over 80 years, we have been helping the people of Toccoa and Stephens County with vision, hearing and diabetes health care. We do this through public awareness campaigns and programs that assist people who cannot afford health care in these areas. 

 
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Allen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elizabeth Allen [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Vision    Diabetes    Hearing

Toccoa Lions Sight Conservation Program

Our primary program is Sight Conservation. This program includes free vision screenings and coordination for eye examinations & eye glasses to those people who cannot afford these health items. We also refer people with more complex eye & hearing health issues to the Georgia Lions Lighthouse. 

If you are interested in applying for assistance, print and fill out the form below, then drop it off along with the required documents at Open Arms Clinic on Big A Road. 

Print Paper Application

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Open Arms Clinic

Another local program is financial support for the Open Arms Clinic. This is a free medical clinic for residents that cannot afford health care. Members of the Toccoa Lions Club were instrumental in forming the Open Arms Clinic because of the high incidence of diabetes in our community and the effect that this disease has on the eyes. All medical services provided by the Open Arms Clinic are performed by medical professionals on a volunteer basis.

Georgia Lighthouse Foundation

Another major program is support of the Georgia Lions Lighthouse. This organization provides vision & hearing services for residents of Georgia. The Georgia Lighthouse Foundation provides more complex eye & hearing care and is another source for help when surgery or specialty care is needed. They also allow the Toccoa Lions Club to purchase glasses at a deep discount, which allows our Lions Club to help more residents. If you would like more information on the Georgia Lighthouse, please visit them at lionslighthouse.org.