Recycle for Sight
Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.
Every day, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Here’s how you can donate glasses and help.
Drop your eyeglasses in Lions collection boxes
You can drop off your usable eyewear at Lions-sponsored collection boxes in your community. Your local optician or eyeglasses store might have a collection box. If you can’t find a box, please talk to us.
We are growing our club’s list of drop off points and will update it when there is news.
But we are part of a larger effort. One of several GTHA drop off points should be near you.
Where do the glasses go?
We sent your used eyeglasses to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre, in Calgary. The great team at CLERC determines the prescription, and sorts and packages them. Then CLERC ships the glasses to where there is a need. Since 2003, CLERC has shipped over 5 million pairs of glasses to over 80 different countries.
The next time you get new glasses, be part of this life-changing effort. Just drop off your glasses in a Lions collection box.
Our local partners
Our club picks up from these local opticians. We are growing our list, so please feel free to let us know of another eyeglasses seller who might partner with us. We’ll bring them a box, and drop by to empty it when they call.
- Terrace Optical / 3601 Lawrence Ave East, Scarborough
- Pearle Vision / Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough
- Walmart Optical / Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough
- FYidoctors / 5 Fairview Mall Dr #110, North York
- iPurle Eye Shop / 300 Silver Star Blvd, Suite 208, Scarborough
- Silver Star Optometry / 385 Silver Star Blvd, Suite 306, Scarborough
- Vision Care Centre / 3465 Kingston Road, Scarborough
If none of these is convenient for you, please check the following map. There are dozens of alternate locations across the GTHA and even farther.