Lions Club Eyeglass Collection
|November 21, 2012||Filed under Featured||
The Need for Glasses –153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight
According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses.
Still, millions of people in developing nations are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don’t have glasses. They can’t learn, because reading is difficult. They can’t work to the best of their ability, because they can’t see clearly.
It costs Lions less than US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone’s life.
For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others.
Free for You – Priceless to Them
Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.
Everyday, the Lion’s recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more.
Drop Your Eyeglasses in Lions Collection Box
You can drop off your old eyewear at the Lions sponsored collection box at the Amherst Public Library.