The World Health Organization estimates that the eyesight of one-fourth of the world's population can be improved through the use of corrective lenses. Unfortunately for many, a pair of glasses is both unaffordable and inaccessible. In developing countries, an eye exam costs as much as one month's wages, and a single doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.
For approximately 80 years, individual Lions clubs and districts in the U.S., Canada and several other countries have collected used eyeglasses for distribution to the needy in developing nations.
The general public is encouraged to donate their used eyeglasses and sunglasses to their local Lions club, or to send them to one of the 13 regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.
USED PRESCRIPTION EYEGLASSES; PRESCRIPTION AND NONPRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES; CELL PHONES ALONG WITH HEARING AIDS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT:
North Oakland Elks
3100 Pond Road, North of Army Road