Lions Recycle for Sight


Thousands of pairs of used glasses  have been collected for shipment to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers which clean, clasify by prescription and distribute them to developing countries for those in need. We have boxes at many locations around Carlsbad, including Carlsbad National Bank, Dr. Griffith, Dr. Lim, The Eye Site, Fashion Eyeworks, Loving Elementary School, NMSU-Carlsbad, U-Store It, San Jose Senior Center, Senior Citizens Center on Mesa, Walmart and Western Commerce Bank, Landsun Manor, CEMRC, and Lakeview Christian Home for people to drop off their old glasses.

New Glasses for Children

The club has funded hundreds of eye examinations and glasses for needy children. The children are referred to us by the school nurse. The children go to an optometrist of their choice and the club reimburses up to $175 for the eye exam and glasses.

Community Donations

The Club donates to a number of youth and community organizations including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boy's and Girl's Club, Christmas Anonymous, Class Act, Falcon Fest, 4th of July Fireworks, Special Olympics, Carlsbad Community Concerts (with tickets being donated to the retirement homes), United Way, Operation Wounded Warrior, Canine Companions, SECJ Livestock Board, NMSU-Carlsbad Scholarship, CARC, Riverblitz, Landsun Caring Hands, Lakeview, Relay for Life, Operation Comfort, and MLK Scholarship to name a few.

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