It seems like a small thing, but it’s not. If you’re one of over a billion people who don’t have correctable eye care, receiving a pair of glasses is a big, BIG, deal.
Let’s get to the point: If you have a pair or pairs of used glasses, there are multiple organizations that can get them to where they can do some good.
Walmart and Lions Clubs International have teamed up to bring the Lions Recycle For Sight Program within local reach. Most Walmart Stores with a Walmart Vision Center will accept used eyewear for the program. It’s best to check by calling ahead to save a trip. Glasses with broken lenses or frames are not accepted. Over-the-counter reading glasses are not accepted.
The Lions Recycle For Sight Program operates through the individual state Lions Clubs. You can locate your local Lions Club (Club Locator) to find out if they are taking glasses. If they do, they will send them to one of the several Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers. You can also mail eyeglasses to these Recycling Centers…
Lions In Sight of California and Nevada
1404 Lemon Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
2925 Newby Road, North Pole, AK 99705
Arizona Lions Vision & Hearing Foundation
3124 E. Roosevelt St Bldg. D #1, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Minnesota Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
330 – 14th Street SW, Pine City, MN 55063
New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center,Inc.
PO Box 7263, West Trenton, NJ 08628
Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation, Inc.
1010 NW 22nd Avenue, #144, Portland, OR 97210
Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
2550 Flynt Ave., Midland, TX 79701
Eyeglass Recycling Center of Eastern Virginia
2040 Broadmoor Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23323
Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
9013 Mullen Rd SE, Olympia, WA 98513
(360) 923 2075
Wisconsin Lions Foundation Eyeglass Recycling Center
3834 County Road A, Rosholt WI 54473
Lions Recycle For Sight Program Brochure
Many estates have a trove of personal items that, if given the chance, can go on and do good for others. Finding those destinations for many of the items one finds in the estate cleanout process is one way executorium.com seeks to help executors spin a difficult situation into a positive one. It’s the little things. In this case, finding channels that will take mom’s or dad’s eyeglasses and move them on. Along for the ride goes a little goodwill, a little piece of your loved one, moving forward to do some good.
Donate contact lenses through The Bausch + Lomb ONE by ONE Recycling Program.