Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses — yet millions living in low and middle income countries lack access to basic eye care services. Southport Lions Club recognizes the urgent need for corrective lenses and collecting usable glasses throughout our community. To support the program, we have set up multiple drop-off locations throughout the area.
The eyeglasses we collect are sent to an official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (LERC) for processing. There, the glasses are sorted to determine those that are usable or unusable, processed, and placed in inventory for distribution to optical missions around the world.
Lions help to minimize landfill waste by supporting precious metal reclamation and scrap processing for damaged glasses that are unusable.