Recycle for Sight

Recycle for Sight

The World Health Organization estimates that the eyesight of one-fourth of the world's population can be improved through the use of corrective lenses. Unfortunately for many, a pair of glasses is both unaffordable and inaccessible.  In developing countries, an eye exam costs as much as one month's wages, and a single doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

 

For nearly 70 years, individual Lions clubs and districts in the U.S. , Canada and several other countries have collected used eyeglasses for distribution to the needy in developing nations.

 

The general public is encouraged to donate their used eyeglasses and sunglasses to their local Lions club.  We maintain collection boxes at our local library and at a number of local businesses; look for them or check the following for regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers