Eyeglass Collection


Helping People to See

Since the Lions’ International Convention in 1925, when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become The Knights of the Blind, Lions’ Clubs around the world have been working to meet that challenge through several important programs.


One of those programs is “Recycle for Sight” which matches your donated eyeglasses (prescription and non-prescription) to needy people worldwide. In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.

Look around your home in dresser drawers and closets, in your workplace and in your car’s console or glove compartment, you may find you have old glasses, outdated prescription glasses, reading or sunglasses. Even if they are in need of repair, they all can help someone to be able to see better. Just since 1990, the Lions vision programs have prevented severe vision loss or restored sight to 27 million people, that’s more than the combined populations of New York and Tokyo.

The generosity of the local businesses and organizations to be collection points for our program is greatly appreciated and we urge you to patronize them.