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Project Vision Hawaii RV providing free retina exams on Big Island Sept 1-18


Project Vision Hawaii RV

Project Vision Hawaii RV

The Lions Clubs on the Big Island of Hawaii (Akaka Falls, Hamakua, Hilo, Hilo Crescent City, Kohala, Kona, Puna, Waiakea, Waikoloa, Waimea, Kailua Kona and their branch Club the Kaloko Branch club) have shipped over the Oahu based Project Vision Hawaii RV. The mobile vision screening bus will make several stops throughout the island of Hawaii (See schedule on following page)

Project Vision Hawaii is a non-profit 501(c)3 service with a mission to enhance the quality of life by improving sight, preventing blindness, and advancing medical knowledge through research.

The mobile service offers FREE retina screenings to under-served populations in Hawaii. Costs through private vision providers range at approximately $150 for this type of testing. The primary source of funding is through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Atherton Family Foundation, Freeman Foundation, Ohana Health Plan and the operating costs of the bus are paid for by the Lions Clubs of Hawaii. Data entry volunteers are provided by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), who also handles the result & recommendation mail outs. Young Brothers ships the Project Vision Hawaii RV for free.

Project Vision Hawaii retina exam

Project Vision Hawaii retina exam

The Project Vision Hawaii RV is a mobile screening unit equipped with state-of-the art digital imaging equipment that takes high quality photos of the inside of the eye in a matter of minutes, without the need for medication or pupil dilatation. The unit is staffed by both paid medical personnel and trained volunteers. The entire process takes approximately 10 minutes. An Ophthalmologist reviews images, and results are sent to each participant as well as to a local eye doctor upon request. Referrals to local specialists can also be facilitated.

Throughout the year, Hawaii Lions serve their local community providing various vision screening events. They will man stations at the above listed locations along with the staff from Project Vision Hawaii. For further information, contact Annie Hiller at (808) 282-2265.

Project Vision RV Big Island Tour Schedule


  • Thursday, Sept. 1 – North Hawaii Community Hospital, 9am–3pm, 67-1125 Mamalahoa Highway
  • Sunday, Sept. 11 – Tutu’s House & Wellness Fair, 11am-5pm, Kamuela Business Center 64-1032 Mamalahoa Highway
  • Monday, Sept. 12 – Parker Ranch Center, 9am-4pm, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy
  • Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Parker Ranch Center, 11am-7pm, 67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy


  • Friday, Sept. 2 – Village Mart, 9am-3pm, Waikoloa Highlands Center â–ª 68-3916 Paniolo Avenue
  • Saturday, Sept. 3 – Village Mart, 10am-6pm, Waikoloa Highlands Center â–ª 68-3916 Paniolo Avenue


  • Sunday, Sept. 4 – North Hawaii Education and Research Center (NHERC), 10am-4pm, 45-539 Plumeria Street


  • Monday, Sept. 5 – Banyan Tree Park, 10am-4pm


  • Tuesday, Sept. 6 – Kealakekua Ranch Center, 2pm-8pm

Kailua Kona

  • Wednesday, Sept. 7 – K-Mart, 2pm-8pm, 74-5456 Kamaka Eha Avenue
  • Thursday, Sept. 8 –K-Mart, 9am-4pm, 74-5456 Kamaka Eha Ave


  • Friday, Sept. 9 – Keauhou Shopping Center & Wellness Fair, 12pm-8pm


  • Saturday, Sept. 10 –Life Care Center of Hilo & Wellness Fair, 9am-3pm, 944 West Kawailani Street
  • Thursday, Sept. 15 – Hawaii County Fair, 5pm-10pm, Hilo Civic Auditorium Complex
  • Sunday, Sept. 18 – WalMart & Wellness Fair, 11am-2pm, 325 E Makaala Street


  • Friday, Sept. 16 – Na’alehu Community Center, 3pm-7pm


  • Saturday, Sept. 17 – New Hope Chapel & Wellness Fair, 10am-2pm

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