Lions clubs collect usable eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and frames. They send collected items to one of our official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.
At each official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC), Lions and other volunteers prepare eyeglasses for distribution. They clean each pair and determine the prescription power of each lens.
Optical missions sponsored by Lions clubs and other groups distribute the donated eyeglasses to needy people throughout the world, in accordance with local laws.
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