The World Health Organization estimates that 120 million are visually impaired because of uncorrected refractive errors (far and near sightedness). Refractive errors can be easily diagnosed, measured and corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Yet, millions of people lack access to these basic services.
Provide recycled glasses free of cost to the recipient. Contact any Lion or take eyeglasses to one of the collecting sites in El Paso listed below.
Pictured: Lion Brian Carter collected 350 pairs of used eyeglasses in 3 days using the Nextdoor app. Lion Brian is Lion of the Month of Sept for his work on the “Salute our Heroes” Float. High five yourself COVID style! Way to go Lion Brian!