Through Recycle for Sight, Lions collect new and gently used eyeglasses and sunglasses in collection bins at a variety of locations in their communities including libraries, doctors’ offices, schools, sidewalks, banks, and retail stores. The glasses are then shipped to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, where volunteers sort the glasses, clean them and determine their prescription strength. After carefully packaging the refurbished spectacles, Lions store them until they can be distributed, usually through humanitarian missions to developing nations.
Lion volunteers and eye care professionals screen thousands of children and adults during sight missions, providing them—free of charge—with prescription lenses, frames and ultimately a better quality of life. Lions also provide recycled glasses to nonprofit organizations focused on eye care, as well as to optometry college groups, religious organizations, and military assistance groups, which also distribute to people in need.
P.S. We also collect used hearing aids; which are cleaned, refurbished, and made available at reduced prices to those who cannot otherwise afford hearing assistance.
Olney: MedStar Montgomery Medical Center (lobby), Fletcher’s BP Service, Sandy Spring Bank, EyeWorks Vision Care Center, Quality Optical, Montgomery County Library, My Eye Dr.
Sandy Spring: Friends House, Sherwood High School
Cloverly: Safeway Pharmacy
Ashton: Ashton United Methodist Church, Dempsey’s Restaurant, Just Hair Studio
White Oak: Hines-Rinaldi Funeral Home
Brookeville: Salem United Methodist Church
Silver Spring: Holiday Park Senior Center, Schweinhaut Senior Center, White Oak Senior Center