Lions Services provides vocational rehabilitation and employment opportunities to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The organization also provides eye care for those within the community who need financial assistance. Lions Services began operations in 1935 and the following year it was established as the Charlotte Workshop for the Blind by the Charlotte Central Lions Club. In 1975, the company was incorporated as a nonprofit textile manufacturer to employ blind workers and became known as Lions Services. In addition, LSI is a manufacturer of products for the Department of Defense and an affiliate of National Industries for the Blind. It is based in Charlotte, N.C.