Lions Recycle for Sight Australia is part of the Lions Clubs International Worldwide Eyeglass Recycling Program, headquartered in Queensland and operating throughout Australia and overseas. Recycle 4 Sight Australia has collected thousands of pairs of used spectacles, sunglasses, new frames and other equipment. The program distributes regraded spectacles to many parts of the world to Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs and other humanitarian
organisations for distribution to poor people in need at no expense or obligation on the recipient.
Over the 15 years that the Australian program has existed, the program has delivered 2.5 million pairs to countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Indian Sub continent, Lions Recycle for Sight Australia East Asia, and the Far East, including China, the countries of the Pacific Rim and Southern Asia and Oceania. The Recycle For Sight program is operating in Forbes for the Month of May. The Forbes Lions Club is collecting used eyeglasses and sunglasses from the local community so they can be cleaned and sorted before being used for distribution in Lions Eye Clinics around the world. Glasses can be left in the collection boxes located at Phillip Wells Optometrist and Eyewear Specs.
Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs of Australia have collected and forwarded 250,000 pair of glasses, sunglasses and other equipments that are the life blood of the program.
By Anita Morrison