Recycling glasses is one of the projects.
Eyewear recycling is one of the Lions Club's most high-profile and well-known programs. Lions Club has been collecting eyeglasses for over 80 years and Vision Recycling has been the official program of Lions Clubs International since 1994. Refractive errors can be easily corrected by wearing glasses, but millions of people in developing countries still do not have this basic eye care. Lions' collection of glasses enabled many people in these countries to see clearly for the first time. Lions also collect used hearing AIDS!
Glasses are frequently replaced.
In the United States today, there are more glasses than people. Counting prescription glasses, sunglasses, and over-the-counter readers, there are now more than 400 million pairs on the market. According to the Vision Council, an industry group, they swap out a brand new pair of glasses every two years on average.
Lions Club is a service organization with over 1 million members worldwide. Known for the work to improve the lives of the visually impaired and prevent avoidable blindness, they are proud to serve their ongoing efforts by providing unique and influential programs and grants. One of their missions, Lions Recycle for Sight, helps those who desperately need eye care and glasses that they either can't afford or don't have access to. The Lions Club accepts donated prescription glasses, sunglasses, and card readers, but only sunglasses and card readers can be distributed in the U.S. All other donations go to help individuals in developing countries.
Glasses donation is also a form of recycling.
The old glasses were donated, and the "love glasses" were favored and recognized by the public. It is mainly aimed at orphans, left-behind children, single-parent families, and adolescents with mental retardation in poor mountainous areas. It lets the children who can not afford glasses really feel the care and warmth brought by people from all walks of life. Encourage them to take good care of their eyesight, study happily and grow healthily. And it can enhance the self-health care consciousness of young students.