Lions Recycle for Sight

Our Mission,

Lives are diminished as vision is diminished. Children with poor vision struggle in school, limiting their opportunities to lead a normal, productive life. Adults lose productivity as their near vision predictably declines with age. Seniors lose their independence and dignity as they become increasingly reliant upon others for the simplest tasks.

Basic eye care and eyeglasses contribute not only to the improvement of the quality of life for all ages, but also to the process of national development.

We are dedicated to bringing basic eye care and eyeglasses to a world of people in need.


Throughout the years, Lions, Leos, and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. The recycled glasses are then distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.

Our Track Record,

We are humbled to have recycled and collected over 10 million pairs of eyeglasses, and to have distributed 6.5 million pairs of these eyeglasses to 67 countries across the globe. Our work does not end here however, we are committed to continuing our mission.