Our longterm projects
2 years at Nolan's
We collect used eye glasses which are given out free to people in the developing world.
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.
Lions clubs collect millions of eyeglasses each year to address the need for glasses -—please help
The Need for Glasses –153 Million Reasons Lions Recycle for Sight
According to The World Health Organization, 153 million people 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.
Still, millions of people in developing nations 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 US$0.08 to provide a pair of recycled eyeglasses and change someone's life.
Message in a bottle - MIAB
When you need emergency care the people dealing with you may not know your medical details and this can slow your care.
This bottle with those vital details is kept in your fridge with a sticker on the fridge door and the inside of your hall door.
Ambulance personnel and Garda are aware of this and the stickers are a reminder.