Early on, Lions were given a challenge by Helen Keller to be Knights of the Blind. Ever since, our mission has been to help the blind.

Lions all over the country collect used eyeglasses for distribution in developing nations worldwide. The glasses are collected through donation boxes stationed at various locations throughout cities.  These glasses are sent to recycling centers where they are measured for prescription and cleaned.  They are then delivered to a developing nation with a team of volunteer Lions and optometrists who provide examinations and select the proper glasses according to prescription. In  some countries such as Mexico, permanent clinics have been established.

The Windsor Lions Club has collection boxes at the locations listed below and collects approximately 1,200 pair of used eyeglasses each year. Won't you help by placing your no-longer used eyeglasses in one of our boxes?

For further information about the program, contact Lion Lucille Hynes at 707-838-4531.


Drop off locations in Windsor for used eyeglasses:

Post Office, 8800 Lakewood Drive

Raley's Pharmacy, 8852 Lakewood Drive

Lyons Optometry, 8911 Lakewood Drive, Suite 11

Dr. Robert Gregg, Optometrist, 820 McClelland Drive

Mattie Washburn Elementary School, 75 Pleasant Avenue

Windsor Senior Center, 9231 Foxwood Drive

Chancellor Place, 907 Adele Drive

Dr. James Hunt, 8465 Old Redwood Highway

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