Spectacles Recycling

Lions Clubs Recycle Spectacles and Hearing Aids

Lions Recycle for Sight

Lions Clubs, throughout the World, Recycle Spectacles which are cleaned, refurbished and distributed to Countries where the vast population cannot afford a pair of Spectacles?
Just imagine how something that we might discard, could change the life of someone who cannot see clearly, simply because they cannot afford a pair of Spectacles.
Perhaps it will help them to move around freely, see their family more clearly, be able to do some sort of work, be less dependent on others etc.

How would you cope without your Spectacles?

Once a year, all Spectacles collected by the Lions Clubs in Dorset, Hampshire parts of Wiltshire and Berkshire are picked up by Petersfield Lions and taken to our Distribution depot.
We call this SPECTREK day, as it is a Trek for them all around our area to pick up the Spectacles!
The picture below shows the boxes of Spectacles which Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club, and 6 other Clubs in our area, had collected over the year, ready to be picked up.
Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club had collected 3,700 pairs of Spectacles and, combined with the other local Lions Clubs, we had amassed some 22,000 pairs over the year.

So, the next time you want to get rid of Spectacles, or Hearing Aids, don't put them in your Bin,

put them in one of ours!.

They are then delivered to Chichester Lions Club who sort them etc. and deliver them to Medico, France who then distribute them around the World.

For examples of the benefits of recycling Spectacles - visit :-


We have Spectacle / Hearing Aid Recycling Bins located in various Opticians, Pharmacies etc. see below

for Collection Points in East Dorset:-


Library Bin near entrance

Corfe Mullen

Hadleigh Surgery Bin in reception area


The Cranborne Practice Bin in the reception area


Corbin Avenue Surgery Bin in waiting room
Ferndown Health Centre Top of stairs under table
Glenmoor Road Surgery Bin in waiting room
Hendersons Opticians Bin in Shop Knights Opticians Hand to Staff
Knights Eyecare
Underwood Opticians Bin in shop

St Leonards

Hospital Bin in Outpatients


Lake Road Surgery Bin in waiting room
Village Surgery Bin inside main entrance

West Moors

Eye Style Hand to staff
The Village Medical Practice Bin in waiting room

West Parley

Parley Optometrist  Hand to staff


Boots Opticians(the Square)  Bin in the Shop
Hospital  Bin in main entrance porch
Quarterjack Surgery Bin in main entrance
Scrivens Hand to staff
Walford Mill Surgery  Bin in waiting room

Waiting for the Spectacles to be picked up.

Lion Ken Taylor patiently waiting for the spectacles pick up