The Damascus Lions Club collects used eyeglasses so that they may be recycled and provided to someone in need. If you have used prescription or nonprescription glasses or sunglasses in your drawers, desks, or closets, you can donate them now! Children’s glasses are especially needed.
Drop Off Locations:
You may drop off your eyeglasses (and hearing aids) at the following locations:
- Eyeballs 26035 Ridge Road, Damascus
- Damascus Opticians 26135 Ridge Road, Damascus
- Damascus Library 9701 Main Street, Damascus
- Montgomery County Eye Care 702 Russell Ave Suite 105
- Damascus Volunteer Fire Department 26334 Ridge Road, Damascus
- Sandy Spring Bank 26250 Ridge Road, Damascus
- Harwood House Thrift Shop Rts 124 and 108
What will the Lions Club do with my Eyeglasses?
Lions help to conserve sight by providing usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism). Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in undeveloped nations lack access to basic eye care services. Lions have recognized the urgent need for corrective lenses and continue to fight the problem with the Lions Recycle For Sight Program.
Donated eyeglasses can help millions to experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to read, attend school, gain employment and take care of their families. It is estimated that Lions clubs collect more than 20 million glasses each year, and eyeglass recycling is one of Lions’ clubs most popular activities. Although the program was officially adopted by the association in 1994, Lions have collected glasses for more than 80 years.