The Saugus Public Library accepts donations of used eyeglasses

Did you know that the SPL, in partnership with the Saugus Lions Club, accepts used eyeglasses? Lions Clubs International volunteers collect old eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses. They clean and repair the used eyewear, which is then distributed to people who can‘t afford to buy their own. They accept both prescription and non-prescription eyewear, in both adults’ and children’s sizes.

The Lions accept new, used, prescription, non-prescription, eyeglasses, safetyglasses and sunglasses. Broken or incomplete glasses are not accepted. Lions Clubs International does not have a recycling program for contact lenses.

Donating eyeglass frames is an easy way to help people who can’t function normally because they can’t see well.

Most world blindness is unnecessary. Nearly 700 million people have avoidable blindness or impaired vision that could easily be helped with an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Instead, they have to live with functional blindness — the inability to see well enough to do basic everyday tasks, such as reading, writing, cooking and earning a living.

Our collection bin is located in the Reading Room on the main floor of the library.

Published: February 12th, 2019

Author: Alan Thibeault