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Brandywine Lions Club collects used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of the Lions Club International unique recycling program.  The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.  In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month's wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.  The donated glasses will be shipped to a regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups.


To donate used glasses, place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle For Sight collection boxes located below.


We also accept used hearing aids and sunglasses.  Lions recycle thousands of hearing aids a year that enhance the lives of adults and children worldwide.

NOTE: Lions Clubs only accept non-broken, whole pair of glasses.


Locations of our eyeglass recycling donation boxes: 


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Brandywine Crossing

15902 Crain Hwy

Brandywine, MD


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3309 Forestville Road

Forestville, MD


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Optometry, Bolling Clinic

238 Brookley Ave, Building 1300

Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Washington, D.C.



Boxes from the Waldorf Lions Club are located in the Waldorf Librarys and the Waldorf Walmart (Eye Center) if those locations are more convenient for you.