Old Eyeglasses Give New Life

Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions' most popular activities. Although the program was officially adopted by the association in 1994, Lions have been collecting glasses for more than 80 years.

Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in developing nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to lend their support to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program.

Where do I drop off my eyeglass donations?

  • Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal
    Glasses may be deposited in a white mailbox with Lions logo in the lobby.
  • Pleasanton Kaiser, 7601 Stoneridge Rd.
    Eye Care Dept., South Building
    Glasses can be given to Kaiser personnel in the Optical Department.
  • WalMart, Optical Department
    White cardboard box with Lions logo is on the floor in reception area.
  • Valley Eye Care, 5575 W. Las Positas Blvd. at Valley Care Hospital Medical Offices
    2nd floor – two offices – 1 to the right and 1 to the left of the elevator
    Look for the white cardboard Lions box on the floor near the entry.
  • Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.
    A white cardboard Lions box is in the coffee shop to the right of the lobby.
  • Pleasanton Optometry
    1400 Santa Rita (across the street from the Post Office)
    Glasses can be given to the receptionist.

Your donated eye glasses will be distributed at Lions free eye clinics around the world.
Thank you very much for giving the gift of sight.

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