Lions Recycle For Sight

What do you do with your unwanted spectacles?

Why not give them to your local Lions Club? We’ll take them whether they’re complete or broken.

Peterborough Lions are happy to collect spectacles that are no longer needed, to be recycled and sent to improve the eyesight of children and adults in other countries.

Simply drop off your spectacles (sorry no cases) at one of the addresses below.

Members will collect them, and arrange for them to be sent to one of our two recycling centres for sorting.

The spectacles most suitable for recycling are collected, packaged, and sent to Medico Lions Clubs de France in Le Havre for washing and grading.

From there, your old glasses are sent to eye camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe for people of all ages. Any spectacles that don’t make the grade (or are broken) are recycled for scrap material, which helps to raise funds to support the sorting operation, as well as enabling financial support to be given to eye-related projects around the country.

Our current collection points are at:

  • Vision Express Opticians at Tesco, Serpentine Green, Hampton, PE7 8BD
  • Specsavers Opticians, Serpentine Green, Hampton, PE7 8BE
  • Boots Opticians, Queensgate Centre, Peterborough, PE1 1NW
  • Werrington Opticians, 97 Church Street, Werrington, Peterborough PE4 6QF
  • Alwalton Post Office, 18 Oundle Road, Alwalton, PE7 3UP

So, next time you need new spectacles, or you find that old pair at the back of a drawer, please think of Peterborough Lions and help support us with one of our Global causes – Sight.

Let us find new eyes for your old glasses.