Used spectacles

Recycle for sight logoOver the past 19 years and up to the year ending 30th June 2024 Shirley Lions had collected over 175,000 pairs of old, used or broken spectacles. For the year commencing 1st July 2024 we have already collected a further 200 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, Spec Savers and Direct Specs

GPs - Haslucks Surgery and Shirley Clinic

Community Centres - Shirley 

To read the latest national update on recycling spectacles please see the article below

Icon Spectacles Newsletter 2022.pdf