Austin Downtown Founder Lions Club


Lions Recycle for Sight

Old Glasses Give New Life!

Lions recycle for Sight

To donate used glasses (including sunglasses and reading glasses; sorry no contact lenses), place them in the specially marked Lions Recycle for Sight collection boxes found at various community locations. Below you will find a list of locations where collection boxes are available.The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 153 million people around the world have uncorrected refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism). Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions of people in low and middle-income countries lack access to basic vision services. Without eyeglasses many people throughout the world have fewer opportunities for education, employment and a better quality of life.The Austin Downtown Lions Club would like you to donate your used eyeglasses. The glasses that we collect are shipped to the Texas Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Center in Midland Texas where trained volunteers sort, clean and determine the prescription strengths of the glasses. Prepared glasses are stored in the warehouse until they are requested for distribution by Lions and other groups. Each year, the Texas Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Center supplies 60-80 missions sponsored by church groups, physicians and other organizations with used eyeglasses. If your Austin area business or facility would like to be a collection location for eyeglasses, please call (512) 441-1555 or send an email to :

Facility Address City Zip Phone Lion responsible
Franklin Bank 721 W Highway 290, # 100 Dripping Springs 78620 858-1256 Sam Hammett
Manchaca Baptist Church 1215 West FM 1626 MANCHACA 78652 282-0875 J.P. Kirksey
DOT Right of Way Department 118 E Riverside Dr. Austin 78701 416-2183 Barbara Peck / Robert Watson
Central Christian Church 12th & Guadalupe Austin 78701 476-6941 Jackie Hammett
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E. 8th Street Austin 78701 472-2445 Mark Hastings
Hastings Communication Services 825 W 11th Street Austin 78701 476-6358 Mark Hastings
Optique Eyewear 360 Walnut, Suite 70 Austin 78701 472-EYES Mark Hastings
Senior Activity Center 2874 Shoal Crest Ave Austin 78705 474-5921 Mark Hastings
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 3600 Presidential Blvd. Austin 78719 530-7600 Mark Hastings
Santa Fe Optical 1601 W 38th Street Austin 78731 451-1213 Bill Anderson
Far West Optical 3908 Far West Blvd., Suite A115 Austin 78731 343-0432 Bob Walcott
Texas Eye Care 5717 Balcones Drive Austin 78731 327-7000 Bob Walcott
Robert Ross Optomitrist 1600 West 38th Street Austin 78731 452-8598 Rudy Munguia
Westminster Manor 4100 Jackson Ave Austin 78731 454-2140 Tommy Cowan
The Continental Retirement Community 4604 South Lamar Blvd Austin 78735 879-1429 Mark Hastings
Sams Club 4970 West Highway 290 Austin 78735 358-8695 Robert Watson
Walmart 5017 W Highway 290 Austin 78735 892-6086 Robert Watson
TSO 7101 Hwy 71 W., Suite A3 Austin 78735 288-6555 Robert Watson
State Farm Insurance Wells Fargo Bldg, 2028 E. Ben White, Suite 228 Austin 78741 448-1766 Ken Crone
Westlake United Methodist Church 1460 Red Bud Trail Austin 78746 327-1335 Glenda Summers
McBeth Recreation Center 2401 Columbus Drive Austin 78746 974-9011 Mark Hastings
Texan Eye 1700 S MoPac Expy. Austin 78746 327-7000 Robert Watson
Sheppard of the Hills Lutheran Church 3525 Bee Cave Rd Austin 78746 327-3370 Robert Watson
Dell Laser Center 901 Mopac Expy S, plaza IV, Suite 350 Austin 78746 347-0255 Robert Watson
Westlake TSO 2712 Bee Cave Rd, Suite 118 Austin 78746 327-3605 Robert Watson
Vision Center Tanglewood 2110 W Slaughter Lane, Suite 129 Austin 78748 280-0520 Robert Watson
Costco Wholesale 4301 W. Wm. Cannon Dr. Austin 78749 382-3011 Mark Hastings
Oak Hill Eye Care 6000 W Wm Cannon Dr. #100 Austin 78749 288-0444 Robert Watson
Lakeline Vision Source 12233 Ranch Road 620 N, Suite 103 Austin 78750 918-3937 Bob Walcott
U. S . Post Office 13376 N Research Blvd, Suite 128 Austin 78750 N/A Bob Walcott
Gallery Eyewear 12885 N. Research Blvd., Suite 209 Austin 78750 335-2020 Bob Walcott
Capitol Optical Salon 1009 E. 40th St, #201 Austin 78751 451-5226 Mark Hastings
Cook-Walden Funeral Home 6100 North Lamar Austin 78752 454-5611 Mark Hastings
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 1100 West 45th Street Austin 78756 454-8631 Patti Robinson
Gene Rogers Optical 2700 W. Anderson Lane Austin 78757 451-7316 Bob Walcott
Anderson Lane Optical 2900 W. Anderson Lane Austin 78757 451-2072 Bob Walcott
North Austin Optical 8015 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite 123 Austin 78757 458-4440 Bob Walcott
Premier Optics 8105 Shoal Creek Blvd., Suite A Austin 78757 454-4641 Bob Walcott
Austin Diagnostic 12221 N Mo Pac Exwy, Suite 2N Austin 78758 901-4527 Bob Walcott
LasikPlus Vision 9705 Research Blvd, Suite C Austin 78759 382-3850 Bill Martin
Vision Center 12701 Research Blvd, Suite 101 Austin 78759 258-2020 Bob Walcott
Vision Works 10515 N Mopac Expwy, Suite A115 Austin 78759 345-7260 Bob Walcott
Eyecare Vision Center 4815 W. Braker Lane, Suite 560 Austin 78759 338-9774 Bob Walcott
Seton Northwest 1111 Research Blvd Austin 78759 342-6000 Bob Walcott
Capitol Optical Salon Northwest 11901 Jollyville Rd. Austin 78759 250-8485 Larry Najvar
Northwest Hills Eyecare 3808 Spicewood Springs Rd #100 Austin 78759 328-0555 Leonor Marques
Seton Southwest 7900 FM 1826 Austin 78759 324-9000 Robert Watson

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