What Is It?
This Lions Club program collects used prescription eyeglasses and reading glasses. Volunteers at their recycling centers clean the glasses, sort them by prescription strength, and package them. The recycled glasses are distributed to nonprofits that provide vision screening and assistance to people in need, mainly in developing countries.
Volunteers are invited to collect used eyeglasses to donate. Usually this is done by placing collection boxes at local businesses, schools, optical shops, libraries, places of worship, city administrative centers, or eye care professionals.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
All ages are welcome to collect eyeglasses.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
A group could work together to lead a collection drive.
Place collection boxes in local offices or stores, publicize the drive, and mail or deliver collected eyeglasses to the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center near Fort Worth.
For information please visit the Lions Club website.
LIONS CLUB EYEGLASSES RECYCLING
Eyeglass collection boxes can be placed throughout Houston.