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 new drop-off box on Cross St between the Chestertown Chamber of Commerce and the Town offices (Click here for more)
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

Donate Your Used – Yet Usable – Eyeglasses

Millions of children and adults in developing nations lack access to basic eye cares 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:

  • Peoples Bank – Intersection of Routes 213 and 291
  • Peoples Bank – High Street
  • Scotties – High Street
  • Trinity Lutheran Church – Washington Avenue
  • Super Fresh – Washington Square Shopping Center
  • Dr. Wayne Benjamin’s Office – Church Hill Road
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Sandy Bottom Road, off Route 20

If you would like more information about donating used eyeglasses, or if your organization or school would like to start an eyeglass collection campaign, click here to contact us via email.

Donate Your Used – Yet Usable – Eyeglasses

 

Millions of children and adults in developing nations lack access to basic eye cares 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:

 

Peoples Bank – Intersection of Routes 213 and 291

 

Peoples Bank – High Street

 

Scotties – High Street

 

Trinity Lutheran Church – Washington Avenue

 

Super Fresh – Washington Square Shopping Center

 

Dr. Wayne Benjamin’s Office – Church Hill Road

 

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Sandy Bottom Road, off Route 20

 

If you would like more information about donating used eyeglasses, or if your organization or school would like to start an eyeglass collection campaign, click here to contact us via email.