How And Why To Donate Used Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses on an eye chartIf you wear eyeglasses, you know how expensive the frames and lenses can be, even if you have vision insurance.  Not everyone can afford glasses.  So, when you get new glasses, donate your old ones, so that someone who cannot afford glasses can have them.  You already know the huge impact the right eyeglasses can have on your life.  And therefore one the life of someone less fortunate than you.

Here are some nonprofits and other organizations to donate glasses to:
  • Lions Club International
  • New Eyes
  • ReSpectacle
  • VSP Global Eyewear Donations
  • Goodwill
  • Warby Parker
  • The Salvation Army
Here are some bricks and mortar stores where you can drop off your used glasses:
  • Walmart Vision Centers
  • Lions Clubs
  • LensCrafters
  • Costco
  • Pearle Vision

Here are some national and international nonprofits which accept eyeglasses donations:
  • Optometry Cares
  • SEE International
  • Essilor Vision Foundation
  • Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity
  • RestoringVision

5 Ways (or Places) to Donate Your Old Glasses

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