Recycle Glasses

A group of Thalia Lions work at the recycling center once a month from 10 AM to noon on a Thursday morning every second Thursday each month.- Southside Eyeglass Recycling Center at 2040 Broadmoor Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23323. The work involves sorting out, repairing, testing and packaging eyeglasses so that they are ready for distribution. The service project was reinstated Oct 8, 2009.
Sep 12, 2013 - Thalia Club marking eyeglass strengths at the Eye Glass Recycling Center

"Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Recycling -
Free for You – Priceless to Them"
Here's how you can help. You can drop off your old eyewear and hearing aids at one of Thalia Lions’sponsored collection boxes. Locations are as follows:

Eye Glass Collection Locations (Revised December 15, 2011)

1. The UPS Store
3419 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Site monitor - Lion Aziz Selahi

2. Branch Medical Clinic Oceana Naval Air Station
1550 Tomcat Boulevard, Suite 150, Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Site monitor - Lions John & Nancy Watters

3. Atlantic Eye Care (Lion Robert Seim, O.D., P.C.)
4217 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Note: Sells Lions Mints $.50 each.
Site monitor - Lion Aziz Selahi

4. Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Site monitor - Lion Aziz Selahi

5. Harbor family Eye Care (Kristina L. Ramsey, O.D.)
3712 Virginia Beach Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Site monitor – Lion Aziz Selahi

6. National Optometry
Lynnhaven North Shopping Center
2720 North Mall Drive, Suite 148, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Site monitor - Lion Jack Wagner

7. Great Neck Recreation Center
2521 Shorehaven Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Site monitor - Lions John & Nancy Watters

8. YMCA, Hilltop East Shopping Center
1536 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Site monitor - Lions John & Nancy Watters

9. Virginia Beach Christian Church
2225 Rose Hall Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
Site monitor - Lions John & Nancy Watters

10.Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club
1052 Cardinal Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Site monitor - Lions John & Nancy Watter

11.Eyecare Optometry Associate PC – Nathan P Bond OD
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 590, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 497-3205
Site Monitor – Lion Aziz Selahi

Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

Eye Glasses -Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Everyday, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. In just about any dresser drawer, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life. Throughout the year, we collect used eyeglasses and deliver them to our Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. We accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed. There are hundred (and perhaps thousands of people) in South Hampton Roads who have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism). Most of these vision impairments are quickly diagnosed and easy to treat with corrective lenses. These folks are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don't have glasses. They can't learn, because reading is difficult. They can't work to the best of their ability, because they can't see clearly. It costs Lions less than 8 cents to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life. For children, clear vision means a better education, healthier development and a better quality of life. For adults, it means greater employment opportunity and economic strength. For seniors it means less dependence on others. Eyeglass recycling is one of our most popular activities.

Hearing Aids - One of the most effective ways Lions help people with hearing loss or impairment is through our hearing aid recycling program. Thalia Lions recycle hearing aids to enhance the lives of adults and children all over South Hampton. If someone in your family just died, got a cochlear implant, just upgraded to digital from analog, or bought a hearing aid awhile ago but it did not work well - don't throw out that unwanted hearing aid. It may still have some life in it yet and be of use to someone who can't afford a hearing aid, and that old hearing aid just lying around could make the difference in someone's life. For an adult in need, a used hearing aid can mean the ability to get or hold a job; for a child, it can mean being able to learn better due to having access to sound at last. We refurbish (repair) the collected hearing aids and provide them to persons in need.

You can make a difference, a big difference by doing so little!

The Thalia Lions Club Eye Glass and Hearing Aids Committee Chairman is under the overall supervision of First Vice President.


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