Medford Lions Club - Eyeglass Recycling Program
MEDFORD LIONS RECYCLE FOR SIGHT
(Medford, MA)-- The Medford Lions www.MedfordLions.com is asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.
The Medford Lions Club will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of a unique recycling program. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.
“We need everyone to donate their used glasses" said John MacGilvray past president of the Medford Lions Club. “In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.”
The donated glasses will be shipped to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups.
To donate used glasses (including sunglasses and reading glasses), place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes located at
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