What to do with your old eyeglasses?

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

Lions Recycle for Sight

Throughout the year, 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. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.

Eyeglass Recycling – How You Can Help

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.

Everyday, 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. Typical locations include libraries, schools, community centers, places of worship, coffee shops, optometrist offices and other public locations where communities socialize and get together. For information specific to locations in your community, contact your local Lions club.

For a list of locations in the Lexington area click here.

For a list of some locations in the Louisville area see below.

  • KY Lions Eye Center - 301 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville KY 40202

  • Korrect Optical - 4036 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, KY 40207

  • Dr. Black's Eye Associates - 1102 Lyndon Ln Suite A, Louisville, KY 40222

  • The Eye Care Institute - 1536 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

  • St. Matthews Vision Center - 4159 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207

  • Louisville Muhammad Ali Intl. Airport - 600 Terminal Dr, Louisville KY 40209

  • Sam's Club - 6622 Preston Hwy, Louisville, KY 40219

  • Dr. Coker Family Eye Care - 432 Wall St, Jeffersonville, IN 47130

  • Kentucky Eye Care - 6400 Dutchman's Lane, Louisville KY 40207

  • Koby Karp - Dupont Medical Center,  4004 Dupont Circle, Louisville KY 40207

  • Greenberg Lasik - 4004 B Dutchman's Lane, Louisville KY 40207

  • America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses - 3618 Mall Road, Louisville KY 40218

  • Gaddie Eye Center - 9850 Von Allmen Court #105, Louisville KY 40241

  • Jaffe Lasik Plus - 4902 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY 40207

  • Vision First - 2110 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville KY 40220

Other locations may be available. 

Donate Glasses by Mail

You can also package your usable eyeglasses and mail them to:

Indiana Lions Eye Glass Recycling Center
333 Lake Street 
Upland, IN 46989