Places to take your old eyeglasses for re-distribution to the needy:


Allina Clinic 7920 Old Cedar Ave So 
ARC Value Village 10546 France Ave S. 
Bloomington Event Center (KC Hall) 1114 American Blvd
Chu Vision 9117 Lyndale Ave So
Clarkson Eye Care 9721 Lyndale Ave S.
Creekside Community Center 9801 Penn Ave South
Dawn Valley Cemetery Building 9940 E Bush lake Rd
Eye Care center 7450 France Ave South
Gill Bros Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave S 
Green Mill Bloomington Pull Tab Booth 1201 W 94th S
Health Partners 8600 Nicollet Ave S
Minnesota Eye Consultants 9801 Dupont Ave S #200
Nativity of Mary Church 9901 E. Bloomington Fwy.
Richfield Bus Company 9237 Grand Ave South
SAMS Club 200 American Blvd West
St. Edwards Church 19401 Nesbitt Ave S
VFW Post #1296 311 West 84th Street
Wal-Mart 700 American Blvd E
Werness Bros Funeral Home 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd


            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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