Places to take your old eyeglasses for re-distribution to those in need:


  1. The Green Mill (Pull Tab Booth). 1201 W 94th St, Bloomington 55431
  2. Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
  3. St. Edwards Church, 9401 Nesbitt Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55437
  4. Health Partners 8600 Nicollet Ave S Bloomington
  5. Gill Bros Funeral Home, 9947 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
  6. Werness Bros Funeral Home, 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55431
  7. Clarkson Eye Care, (old Oxboro clinic) 9721 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
  8. K of C Hall, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420
  9. Sam’s Club, 200 American Blvd W Bloomington, MN 55420
  10. Wal-Mart, 700 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN 55420
  11. St Stephens Church, 86th and France, Bloomington, MN
  12. Minnesota Eye Consultants, 9801 Dupont Ave S #200, Bloomington, MN 55431 ‎
  13. Chu Vision, 9117 Lyndale Ave So Bloomington, MN 55420
  14. Arc Value Village, 10546 France Avenue
  15. Dawn Valley Cemetery Building, 9940 E Bush lake Rd, Bloomington, MN  55438
  16. Nativity of Mary Church, 9900 Lyndale Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55420
  17. Allina Health, 7920 Old Cedar Ave So Bloomington, MN 55425
  18. Bloomington Eye Center. 2105 w 80 1/2 street Suite Bloomington MN, 55431
  19. Bloomington VFW 1296 311 West 84th Street. Bloomington
  20. Shopko Optical, 3835 W Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington Mn 55431


            The following excerpt from the Lions International website illustrates the impact of our eyeglass recycling. Lions host 17 Eyeglass Recycling Centers around the world. Our donated glasses are processed at the center in Rosholt, Wisconsin.

153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight

According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.

Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly.

It costs Lions less than US $0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life.

For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life.  For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.

Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular activities


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