We believe in giving back to our community in as many ways as we can. We love the people and organizations that make our community great, so we are happy to make charitable donations in support of them. Here is some information on the ways in which we strive to give back to the community.
I Care & Share
The “I Care & Share” program (formerly Seeing Eye to Eye) is based on the “buy one – give one” principle. Whenever a client purchases a pair of glasses, frames, contact lenses, eye exam or any other item, a set amount is donated to support sustainable eye and vision care in under-served communities. For more details on this program or the Optometry Giving Sight organization, please feel free to contact us today and we can answer any questions you have.
Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, Lions have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Through professional training, healthcare system development and wide spread drug treatment distribution, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for their work to improve sight and prevent blindness. Lions around the world are also actively involved in:
- Recycling eyeglasses at 18 centers worldwide.
- Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
- Screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
- Preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.
Lions Club Recycle For Sight
In just about any home, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life.
That’s why the Lions started the Recycle For Sight program. Everyone can help. Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low and middle income communities where they will have the greatest impact.
If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, please bring them to our office and we will donate them for you. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children’s glasses are especially needed.