MEDICO – Lions Clubs de France
9 Rue Dumont d'Urville
F 76600 LE HAVRE

Please contact the center prior to shipping large quantities of spectacles.


Gérard BATEL, President
Philippe BERTHELOT, Vice President
Jean-Marie MARTIN, General Secretary
Albert GILLET, Manager, Optical Workshop
Telephone/fax: 011 33 (0)2 35 41 38 55

The center not only processes used eyeglasses, it also has the capability of manufacturing new ones – maximum 1,000 pairs per year. MEDICO receives most of its recycled spectacles from France, England, Greece and Slovenia. MEDICO provides recycled spectacles for distribution by doctors and humanitarian groups.  A French Lions club is always involved as an intermediary.

In the past, MEDICO has provided spectacles to Cambodia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Madagascar, Romania, Tajikistan, Zambia, Gambia, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and most recently to Brazil, countries in western and central Africa: Cameroon, Ghana, Niger and Burkina Faso. Plans for the future include distributions to Cameroon, Morocco and possibly Lubumbashi.

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