The Eugene Downtown Lions collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids from approximately 35 locations throughout the Eugene area.

Eyeglasses are sent to Portland, OR for sorting and then to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, OR where inmates clean, calibrate and sort the eyeglasses for mission.  The mission-ready eyeglasses are distributed as part of the Lions Health Missions to developing countries.  Each year Lions throughout Multiple District 36 collect 130,000 - 150,000 eyeglasses.

Hearing aids are sent to a refurbisher and then place in the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation's Hearing Aid Bank for future recipients.

Local Drop Off Sites for Used Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Cell Phones:

Valley River/Oakway

  • JC Penney, Valley River Center
  • Visionworks, Valley River Center
  • Eugene Eyewear, 207 Coburg Road, Suite 105
  • Foley Vision, 2260 Oakmont Way
  • Oakway Fitness Spa, Oakway Road


  • Lifetime Eye Care, 4765 Village Plaza Loop, Suite #100
  • Pacific Clear Vision Institute, 1125 Darlene Lane
  • Avamere Riverpark Nursing, 425 Alexander Loop
  • Willlamette Oaks, 455 Alexander Loop
  • W. Dale Rowe O.D. 1800 Valley River Drive, #100

North Eugene

  • Eyemart Express, 1680 Coburg Road
  • Franz Optical, 65 Division, Suite E
  • Rainbow Optics, 2540 Willakenzie
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend
  • Shopko Optical, Chad Drive (near Coburg & Crescent)
  • Terpening Terrace, 52 Ruby Avenue

Downtown #1

  • Campbell Senior Center, 155 High Street
  • Lane Transit District, 11th & Willamette
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Center, 975 High Street
  • Ya-Po-Ah Terrace, 350 Pearl Street

Downtown #2

  • Family Vision Center, 1471 Pearl Street
  • Focal Point Optical, 1550 Oak Street, Suite 6
  • Rainbow Optics, 762 E. 13th Ave.
  • Sacred Heart Hospital, 1255 Hilyard Street
  • Spectacle Shop, 2460 Willamette Street
  • St. Paul Catholic Church
  • St. Jude Catholic Church

South and West Eugene

  • Acorn Optical, 1680 Chambers Street
  • Arbow (Dr. Timothy), 690 E. 18th Street
  • Cascade Manor, 65 W. 30th Street
  • Eugene Elks, 2470 W. 11tth Ave
  • Goodwill, 855 Seneca Road
  • Rainbow Optics, 1740 W. 18th Ave
  • Valley West Care Center, 2300 Warren Street
  • Looking Glass, Center Point School  1790W 11th, Suite A


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