Eyeglass Collection and Recycling Program

Lions Recycle For Sight ProgramJanesville Noon Lions collect used eyeglasses for shipment to third world countries. The used eyeglasses collected in our community can help children and adults in developing countries enjoy a better quality of life. In most developing nations eye care is either unaffordable or inaccessible. And for many, poor eyesight that is left uncorrected can lead to unemployment for adults and a childs inability to attend school.

There are in excess of 30 collection sites in Janesville listed below. After the glasses are collected locally,  they are sent to the Wisconsin Lions Recycling Center located at Camp Rosholt near Stevens Point. There they are inspected, cleaned, the prescriptions read and then packaged for use on eyeglass missions. Over the past number of years, members of Lions Clubs from Wisconsin have conducted many missions to Mexico and Honduras, delivering thousands of pair of glasses to those in need.

EYEGLASS COLLECTION STATIONS

  • Hedberg Public Library
  • Janesville Senior Center
  • Dean Optical/Riverview Clinic
  • Leisure Services, Municipal Building
  • Mercy East Optical
  • Janesville Public Schools Adminitration Bldg.
  • Eye Works
  • J.C. Penny Optical
  • Elliot and Webb Optometrists
  • Cedar Crest
  • Bank One
  • Schneider Funeral Home
  • St. John Vianney Church
  • Moose Club
  • M&I Bank, Creston Park
  • M&I Southside
  • Logli’s Supermarket
  • Woodman’s Supermarket

Contact Dave Wagner at (608) 563-2397 for more information.