Eyeglass Recycling


Lions are known throughout the world for their work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness.

We are proud to be part of the official Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Centre which provides recycled eyewear free of charge to people in developing countries.

Vision has been at the forefront of Lions service for more than a century.

Partnering with the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC), we have a number of local locations for you to donate your used eyeglasses. 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 corrective eyeglasses.They can’t learn, because reading is difficult.They can’t work to the best of their ability, because they can’t see clearly.

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 around the world collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular and rewarding activities.