Used spectacles

Recycle for sight logoOver the past 17 years and up to the year ending 30th June 2020 Shirley Lions had collected 113,636 pairs of old, used or broken spectacles. For the year commencing 1st July 2020 we have collected a further 500 pairs. The spectacles are repaired, sorted and graded before being shipped out to third world countries where they are able to make such a difference to someone's sight. We are now extending this scheme by collecting old, used or broken hearing aids and so far have 89 ready for shipment. To donate your old spectacles or hearing aids please contact Lion Mary Hanson on 0345 833 9547. Alternately spectacles can be dropped off at the following collection points in and around Shirley:


Lion Eric's spectacles

Opticians - J D Mason, Boots, Pikes, Sims, Waddams and Direct Specs

GPs - Haslucks Surgery and Shirley Clinic

Community Centres - Shirley