Lions Recycle for Sight
Lives are diminished as vision is diminished. Children with poor vision struggle in school, limiting their opportunities to lead a normal, productive life.
Adults lose productivity as their near vision predictably declines with age. Seniors lose their independence and dignity as they become increasingly reliant upon others for the simplest tasks.
Basic eye care and eyeglasses contribute not only to the improvement of the quality of life for all ages, but also to the process of national development. We are dedicated to bringing basic eye care and eyeglasses to a world of people in need.
Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and we at Maidenhead Lions collect usable glasses in the following centres to support the Lions Recycle For Sight Program.
Please take along your old glasses to these centres:
Optics opticians - 80 High Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1PY
Thames Hospice shop - 51 High Street, Maidenhead, SL6 1JF
Help The Aged shop in St Marks crescent
Help the aged shop in Shifford Crescent
St Marks Hospital
Desborough Bowling Club - 10 Green Lane, Maidenhead, SL6 1XZ
Boots in town
Age UK - High Street, Maidenhead
What happens to the donated glasses?
Lions Clubs throughout the UK collect unwanted and damaged spectacles. These are then sent to Chichester Lions Club which processes tens of thousands of recycled spectacles each year. All donations are examined by a team of Lions and other volunteers in the recycling workshop.
Sorted pairs of glasses may then be sent for grading and distribution by Medico France in Le Havre.
Glasses are also sent directly to contacts running eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria, and Nepal. In addition, volunteers from the ‘Unite for Sight’ charity are supplied with spectacles to take with them on missions to countries across the world