Better Vision. Better Hearing. Better Georgia.


The Lions Lighthouse has a mobile clinic that visits 26 sites throughout Georgia. At each clinic, qualifying individuals can receive a fully dilated eye exam and eyeglasses, which are produced at our Chamblee clinic. The clinics allow the Lighthouse and its partners to diagnose and treat serious eye conditions before the client experiences permanent vision loss.



The Vision Clinic Program's Purpose and Goals

In November 2006, the Lions Lighthouse started a new vision clinic program. This program provides qualifying patients three very important vision services:

  1. Full dilated eye exam (performed by either an ophthalmologist or optometrist).
  2. One pair of eyeglasses every 3 years.
  3. Follow-up care for chronic eye conditions, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.

There are several goals that the Lions Lighthouse would like to meet with this program:

  1. To address the vision needs of the uninsured and financially needy in Georgia.
  2. To deliver professional vision services throughout these sites on a consistent basis.
  3. To increase Lion involvement throughout the state in addressing the problem of vision needs.
The Lighthouse's work is made possible by our volunteer doctors! If you are a doctor or you know a doctor who might be interested in volunteering, you can help by by filling out this easy form!

Clinic Locations

The clinics were piloted in Atlanta at Good Samaritan Health Center and St. Joseph's Mercy Care Clinic. They proved to be such a success that the Lions Lighthouse wanted to take them on the road to provide services all across Georgia.

In May 2007
that dream came true through the generous donations of Lions Club members, grants, and foundation gifts. Eye equipment was purchased, as well as a 16 passenger van, to take all over the state of Georgia.

The objective of these vision clinics is to be able to provide services to patients above and beyond what the local Lions Clubs are able to provide in their own communities. The Lighthouse partners with a free health clinic in each location. There are currently 3 sites in the state, with at least one in each Lions Club district, providing these services on a consistent basis.

We bring our mobile eye clinic to each of these locations once a month or once every two months.  Please do not walk up at these clinics for eye care, and do not call them regarding your Lighthouse appointment.  They are separate organizations and will not be able to help you.  If you would like to attend a Lighthouse eye clinic, please fill out and return our vision services application (
en español) along with the supporting documentation on page one. Once you are approved, we will contact you with a date, place, and time for your appointment. Thank you! 

The clinic sites include: (click the link for a google map to the site)


Samaritan Health Center - Albany
802 N. Jefferson St.
Albany, GA 31701

Mercy Health Center
767 Oglethorpe Ave
Athens, GA 30606

Ben Massell Dental Clinic
700 14th St.
Atlanta, GA 30318

Good Samaritan Health Center
1015 Donald Lee Holowell Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30318

Lamar Medical Center
1448 Lee Beard Way
Augusta, GA 30901

Coastal Medical Access Project
2605 Parkwood Dr.
Brunswick, GA 31520

Georgia Mountain Health
1008 North 3rd Avenue

Chatsworth, GA 30705

Good Shepherd Healthcare
3679 Steam Mill Road
Columbus, GA 31906

Community Helping Place
2030 Hwy 19

Dahlonega, GA 30533

Fayette Care Clinic
1260 Hwy 54 W
Suite 101
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
175 Samaritan Drive
Jasper, GA 30143

137 West Mill Street
Jonesboro,GA 30236

W.T. Anderson Health Center
764 Pine Street
Macon, GA 31201

Redeemer's Medical Center
6760 Jimmy Carter Blvd. #100
Norcross, GA 30071

The Free Clinic of Rome
101 B John Maddox Drive
Rome, GA 30165

St. Mary's Community Center

812 W. 36th Street
Savannah, GA 31415

The Hearts and Hands Clinic

17 N. College Street
Statesboro, GA 30458

Rapha Clinic of West Georgia
253 E Hwy 78
Temple, GA 30179

Tift Community Health Center
2735 Central Ave
Tifton, GA 31794

Thomson Medical Mission
307 Greeway St.
Thomson, GA 30824

Partnership Health Center

205 Woodrow Wilson Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31602

Mercy Medical Clinic
300 Arlington Drive

Vidalia, GA 30474

Kingdom Care, Inc.

800 Beacon St.

Waycross, GA 31503





Many thanks to the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and the Georgia Free Clinic Network, who provide generous support to our clinic program!

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Our Vision Providers

Our vision providers are the backbone of our eye clinic and surgery programs.  Without them, we would not be able to serve the thousands of Georgians who cannot afford vision care through other means.  If you would like to serve as a vision provider, please contact Shamae Crosswhite at 404-325-3630 x 302.  Our current providers are listed below:

Joe Andersen, OD
Nancy Barr, OD
Kimberly Betton, OD
Gina Borgnini, OD
Krystal Bragg, OD
Wes Broome, OD
Glenda Brown, OD
Tiffany Brown, OD
Meg Brya, OD
Mary Carlton, OD
Jennifer Carter, OD
Gabriel Colon, OD
Henry Croci, MD
Jeffrey Crowder, MD
Drew Davis, OD
Janelle Davison, OD
Horace Deal, OD
El-Roy Dixon, MD
David Edmonds, OD
Kyle Edwards, OD
Stephen Farkas, MD

Jon Forche, OD
Mario Forcina, MD
Melina Friedman, OD
Pamela Gerwitz, OD
Annette Giangiaomo, MD
Judith Hendrickson, OD
Charles Ho, MD
Robert Hughes, OD
Amy Hutchinson, MD
Joel Jenkins, OD
Alexander Keller, MD
Andrea Knouff, OD
Michael Leary, OD
Peggy Lindsey, MD
Joseph St. Louis, MD
Mary Lynch, MD
Robert McCullough, OD
James McQuaig, OD
Michael McQuaig, OD
Robert Millican, OD
Dao Nguyen, OD

Christie Person, OD
Susan Primo, OD
Brigette Rabitsch, OD
Kim Raharja, OD
Dolly Rajammannar-Kakarala, OD
Gary Richman, MD
John Rieser, MD
Michael Rothschild, OD
Denise Shepard, OD
Shalini Sood, MD
Kelly Spetalnick, OD
Jodie Summers, OD
Chanh Tu, MD
Thao Vu, OD
Bret Wagenhorst, MD
Kristi Walts, OD
Jennifer Wilcox, OD