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Lions Recycle For Sight Program

There is a great need for recycled eye wear.

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 nearly 70 years, individual Lions clubs and districts in the U.S., Canada and several other developed countries have collected old, unwanted eyeglasses for re-distribution to the poor in developing nations.

To increase public awareness for this service initiative, thousands of Lions throughout North America sponsored the first-ever Lions Recycle For Sight Month in May 1996. Thanks in-part to continuous nationwide publicity in the U.S., the program experiences significant success.

The general public is encouraged to donate their used eyeglasses and sunglasses to their local Lions club.

Eye glass recycle centers

located in Medfield:

Lords Department Store

Medfield Town Library

Shaws Supermarket

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Calendar Members Officers Recycle News Letter

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