What Are Some Other Organizations Besides the Lions Club That Have an Eyeglasses Collection Program?


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Eye Make a Difference, EYEsee and New Eyes are charitable programs that collect gently used eyeglasses and provide them to people in need. These organizations clean, refurbish and label the donated glasses before distributing them to children and adults around the world.

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Eye Make a Difference is associated with VSP Global and accepts donations of used eyeglasses through donation boxes. Participating offices package and ship eyeglasses to the organization, leaving the box in place for continuing donations. EYEsee accepts glasses from individuals and organizations. It estimates that it has recycled more than 40,000 glasses since 2009. New Eyes also collects eyeglasses from individuals and organizations. It estimates that it distributed over 260,000 used glasses since 2013.

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