Donate Eyeglasses

We need to constantly replenish our supply of used eyeglasses.  Because of scratched lenses, only one in three pair of donated eyeglasses can be recycled.  There is a great demand for children's eyeglasses..


You can donate eyeglasses by depositing them in a Lions Club collection box, mailing them to the Center, or dropping them off at the Center.  Send hearing aids, too.  We pass them on to the Lions Hearing Aid Bank Foundation which recycles them.One Pair at a Time

Ship or mail your donation.  If shipping by UPS or FedEx, please indicate a “shipper’s release,” that is, instructions to UPS or FedEx to deliver the package without requiring s signature.

Donations can be dropped-off at any hour.  Our normal working hours are from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Tuesday - Saturday. Ring the bell at the door on the lower level near the loading dock and dumpsters.  If no one is at the Center, leave the glasses in the box at the door or in the storage shed on the loading dock.  Please put a note in your donation identifying the donor.

Your donation is tax deductible. One hundred percent of all donations go to operating cost. Our tax I.D. Number is 81-303517.  If you desire a tax receipt, leave a note with the eyeglasses containing your name, address and telephone number.

We appreciate each donation we receive and thank all of you who have supported this project.

Our Location Contact US  
Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia, Inc.


601 S. Carlin Springs Road    
Arlington, VA 22204-1044    
Phone: 703-671-1919    
Fax: 703-656-4787    
Revised: March 7, 2019