Reaching out to
communities to save sight
Eighty percent of all visual impairment can be prevented or cured. The first step to prevention is awareness. The second is early detection through vision screening. Around the world, Lions partner with medical professionals and community leaders to screen young children, primary school students, and adults to identify those at risk for vision loss.
The venue for Lions’ vision screenings varies from schools, to workplaces, to community health fairs, and the screening methods depend upon the age group. But the results are always the same. Early identification leads to timely referral, professional treatment, and improved or restored sight.
Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time
In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used.
That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.
Lions Recycle for Sight
That's why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.
LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in low & middle income communities where they'll have the greatest impact.
Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help
Donate glasses and change someone's life; Imagine if you could help a child read, an adult succeed at work, see the world with new eyes, a senior maintain her independence by providing a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.
Every day, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Here's how you can donate.
Drop Your Eyeglasses At
Thosoo Thosoo Eyewear
You can drop off your usable or unwanted eyewear at:
115-11 Liberty Ave.
Richmond Hill, NY 11419.
For information specific information contact us at 718-846-0824 or send us an E-Mail.