Do you remember the first time you put on your eyeglasses? Do you remember that feeling of suddenly being able to see clearly and realizing what you've been missing out on? Well, image you are able to give that gift to someone. Would you? And I'm not trying to persuade you to become an optometrist or switch careers. I am referring to your old pair of eyeglasses that may have a now out-dated prescription or that may be too old they are considered out of fashion. Your old pair of eyeglasses that you may have considered to toss in the trash. That same pair of eyeglasses can change a person's life.
Consider donating your old eyeglasses the next time you purchase a pair. Since we opened our doors 9 years ago, we have been collecting old eyeglassess for the Lions Clubs International Recycle for Sight program. A program which sees Lions Clubs from all over the world collect used eyeglasses where they are then cleaned, sorted by prescription strength, and then packaged to be delivered and distributed to people in need in developing countries. To learn more about this program, please visit the official Lions Clubs website.
Above is a photo of our recent donation of over 500 eyeglasses to Lion Jeffrey, the Recycle for Sight Coordinator for our area (District A7-11) of Lions Clubs. It was just a few boxes to add to his garage full of eyeglasses ready to ship to the main sorting facility in Calgary. Seeing this just shows what we can all achieve if we all just pitch in a little bit and work together. Together, we can.