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 Vision Aid Overseas based in Crawley. They recycle the donated second-hand glasses and the income generated through the recycling process enables them to deliver sustainable eye care services in their partner countries. They do this by:

Establishing Vision Centres so that there are locally based eye care services to provide affordable eye tests and new glasses to all patients regardless of circumstance.

Training local eye care workers so that there are skilled professionals in our partner countries to deliver quality eye care services at all times.

Delivering eye care services to remote and isolated communities so that we can reach the poorest and most vulnerable people.

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 shop in Merrow or any of these following opticians located in Guildford town centre:

Specsavers, 23 Friary Street, Guildford

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.