THE NEED FOR GLASSES –153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight
According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.
Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly.
It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life.
For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.
Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses, making eyeglass recycling one of our most popular activities.
That's why Lions International started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.
Nearest collection point
Pavilions Shopping Centre
Where can you drop off your used spectacles?
A spectacles collection box has been placed beside the elevator on the ground floor of the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Swords. The brainchild of Malahide Lion Gerry O'Carroll, the Malahide and Swords clubs approached Swords Mens Shed (SMS) who willingly undertook to produce the box, made by their members Patrick Haughton, Matthew Graham and Ken Cullen. The Lions enlisted the help of Joe O'Donnell (Pavilions) to get permission to locate it in the Centre.