At their 1970 Lions Convention in Albany, Lions Clubs in Western Australia agreed to the formation of the Lions Save Sight Foundation (WA) Inc. to lead the development of world-class ophthalmic care.
From humble beginnings, the Foundation has grown to become one of the leading volunteer eye health organizations in Australia. Established by the Lions Clubs of Western Australia, its sole purpose is for the prevention and treatment of eye disease.
This goal gathered momentum, and in 1983 under the guidance of Professor Constable the now internationally renowned Lions Eye Institute (LEI) was created.
Through the support of the Lions Clubs of Western Australia, the Foundation continues to fund the Lions Chair of Ophthalmology first endowed in 1973 when Professor Ian Constable was appointed to the position.