By donating your old eyeglasses, you can easily change lives. There are people all over the world with poor sight and lack of access to eyewear/eye care. Donating old eyewear that are in no use can make someone’s life much better, by regaining their sight back.
HOW DONATING EYEGLASSES WORKS
When you donate your old eyeglasses, the organization will first assess them to determine if they are usable. That’s why its important to donate only good condition eyewear and not the broken eyeglasses. Then they are sorted into various types, washed and sanitized. Next step the prescriptions are identified and the eyewear is sorted into prescription types. At this stage, eyewear is bagged and boxed to be shipped to all over the world. Your eyeglasses then get matched to someone who needs them.
The majority of the donated eyeglasses get used in medical missions. Organized trips of qualified medical professionals that provide free vision care and dispense eyeglasses in areas of the world with limited access to eye care.
WHERE TO DONATE USED EYEGLASS
Lions Clubs International: CLERC “CANADIAN LIONS EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTRE”
Website URL: http://www.clerc.ca/
The Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre operates a network of collection boxes throughout the country. Find your nearest donation box and take your old glasses there for donation. Lions clubs accept adult and children eyewear donations.
We at Premier Optical accept all donations of used eyeglasses. They are then picked up from our location by the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre.
Website URL: https://goodwillindustries.ca/
Only selective Goodwill locations accept used eyewear donations. Check with your neighbourhood Goodwill location, https://goodwillindustries.ca/locate-a-goodwill-store/ to see if they are able to offer the service.
Website URL: https://onesight.org/faqs/#faq-donating-eyewear
OneSight does not accept used eyewear donations. They accept only funds and use it to dispense new eyewear for people in need.