Lions have always been involved in sight projects. We can recycle spectacles, hold awareness events to encourage people to get their eyes tested and, later in the year, take part in the vision screening project. Whilst vision screening used to be done by schools, two thirds of schools no longer carry out screening. Lions can fill this gap.
Spectacle Recycling at Lions Clubs National HQ
Lions Clubs National Head Quarters in Kings Heath, Birmingham established a processing hub, in conjunction with Chichester Lions, in October 2021. With the help of a dedicated group of volunteers, thousands of pairs of spectacles are now processed each week.
Many attendees at the recent Winter Forum brought along their consignments of spectacles, which were duly transported up to HQ. District Governor Lion Jaap de Jonge & Sight Awareness Officer Lion Richard Stannard convey their delight at the response.
If you want to find out how you can help with our Vision projects, find you local Club here