Texas Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (TLERC)
2550 Flynt Av
Midland, TX 79701
Please contact center prior to sending large quantities of glasses (more than 1,000 pair).
Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (08:00 - 17:00)
Ike Fitzgerald, PDG, CEO
Carolyn Keskitalo PDG, CEO
Marshall Cooper, PID
The center organizes optical training teams composed of Lions, doctors and opticians to work with Lions of multiple districts in developing countries. TLERC has developed the following training programs:
How to create and operate an optical clinic with used eyeglasses;
How to create and operate a new and used eyeglass distribution center;
How to create and operate a finishing lab;
To date, Lions in the following countries have received training: US, Guyana, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Africa and Italy.
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