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The Lions Club: Recycling Eyeglasses

Reprinted with permission from https://www.lionscluboftaos.org/

Helping someone see better is easy! Did you know that you can make a positive change in someone’s life by donating your old eyeglasses?

Lions Clubs International leads the way in recycling used eyeglasses at our facility in Texas. The glasses are sterilized, sorted, and distributed by eye care professionals to people who need them. In 2019 alone, almost 2,000,000 pairs were recycled. The Taos Lions Club contributed well over 2,000 pairs—not bad for a town of our size!
Maybe your old lenses or frames are no longer useful to you, but we assure you there are plenty of needy people who would love to have them. We make it easy for you to donate by placing collection boxes around town at places you visit often.

Simply drop your used glasses in the box and we will do the rest. We thank you on behalf of the eventual recipient of your generosity!

You can drop off your eyeglasses
in Taos at:
Ancianos Senior Center,
Elevation Coffee (El Prado),
Eye Associates of NM,
Jane Compton Optometrist Center,
Kit Carson Electric Co-Op Main Office,
Real Eyes Optometry: Robert Ratzlaff OD,
Super-Save Groceries, and

The Lions Club’s mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.