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Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers


Our Answer to a Global Need

Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs) are located around the world – in Australia, Canada, France, Italy, South Africa, Spain and the United States.  When you donate eyeglasses, local Lions clubs collect and ship them to a regional LERC where Lion volunteers:

  • Prepare the glasses for distribution
  • Ship large quantities of prepared glasses to humanitarian distribution teams
  • Supply Lions permanent clinics with an inventory of prepared glasses

Donate Eyeglasses to the Following LERC Locations

Lions host 18 Eyeglass Recycling centers in the USA and around the world.


Requesting Eyeglasses for Missions

When requesting quantities of recycled eyeglasses from a LERC for mission use, your organization is responsible for:

  • Assuring the LERC that the eyeglasses will be given to needy people at no charge
  • Providing shipping instructions
  • Paying for the cost of shipping the eyeglasses
  • Arranging customs clearance
  • Reporting the results of the mission within two weeks of completion (number of people served and number of people fitted with glasses)


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