Donate Eyeglasses

Donate Eyeglasses

Donate Your Used – Yet Usable – Eyeglasses

Millions of children and adults in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services and corrective lenses. Poor vision profoundly affects their quality of life. For children, vision loss can lead to failure in school, delays in development, learning disabilities and even juvenile delinquency. For adults, uncorrected vision can lead to unemployment and the inability to support a family. Seniors with vision loss are limited in performing daily activities, depriving them of an independent lifestyle.

Lions Recycle For Sight

The Chestertown Lions Club collects used eyeglasses for donation to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers that are located around the world. The used eyeglasses are cleaned and classified by prescription. Trained Lions volunteers and other organizations hosting optical missions in developing countries then distribute the glasses to those in need.

How You Can Help

If you have used prescription or nonprescription glasses or sunglasses in your drawers, desks, or closets, you can donate them now! Children’s glasses are especially needed. Both plastic and metal frames are accepted.

Community Drop-Off Locations

Take glasses to the nearest drop-off location in our community. Lions-sponsored collection boxes may be found at the following locations:

Our drop-off box on Cross St between the Chestertown Chamber of Commerce and the Town offices
Peoples Bank
Redner’s Food Market
Shore United Bank
Heron Point
Aqua Fit
St. Paul’s Parish Hall
Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates
Dependable Eye Care
Chestertown Yacht & Country Club
U of MD Shore Medical Center Chestertown
Kent County Public Library Chestertown
Women in Need resale store