Eyeglass Sorting Event


Lions Club
Eyeglass Recycling

A Lions Partnership with Lions in Sight and Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

sign-Lions Recycle for Sight

This is a volunteer event to help sort and clean donated used eyeglasses. Volunteer for part of the time, or work the entire event. Lunch will be provided. You do not need to sign up in advance for this event.

  • Help sort, clean, and box eyeglasses for shipment.
  • No heavy lifting required. 
  • No previous experience required.
  • Willingness to have fun while volunteering a plus!
  • Suitable for most skill levels/abilities.
  • Donations of clean towels and apple boxes also accepted.
    • Please, bring apple boxes only (for consistent size). Speak to the produce manager at your local grocery store to see if you can pick up their empty apple boxes.
  • Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024
  • Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Location: Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 101 N. Bascom Ave., San Jose.
    (Building is at the rear of the property).


  • Lions are in receipt of 100,000 or more used eyeglasses every couple of months through an anonymous corporate relationship. More than 750,000 used eyeglasses have been recycled with the help of volunteers.
  • The recycled prescription eyeglasses are distributed to the needy in Lions in Sight and Lions Clubs International sponsored international medical missions
  • Vista Center has graciously provided a room at their San Jose location for storage, and use of their auditorium for sorting and cleaning the donated eyeglasses

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