Spectacle Recycling

Do you have glasses that you don’t wear anymore?

In just about any home, you can find a pair of reading glasses that are no longer used. That pair of discarded spectacles can change another person’s life. We’ve all experienced the feeling of utter helplessness when we find that we’ve left our reading glasses at home. Imagine if every day was like that! That’s why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight programme because everyone can help.

Throughout the year the Lions collect used reading glasses and these are delivered to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who sort them and send them to Medico in Le Havre, France who then ship them to various contacts around the world who manage eye clinics delivering eye care services to remote and isolated communities.

Please use this link for more details on what happens to your old spectacles

How You Can Help – Drop your unwanted spectacles in Lions Collection Boxes.

You can drop off your spectacles at Lions-sponsored collection boxes which are available at the Debra Charity Shop, 209 Epsom Road, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2R or at Bayfields (formerly John Harwood) Optometrists 37 High Street, Guildford

Your unused and unwanted spectacles can transform a life. Please give them to the Lions so they can be used to help communities in need.