Lions Clubs throughout the UK collect unwanted and damaged spectacles. We then send these to Chichester Lions Club which processes tens of thousands of recycled spectacles each year. A team of Lions and other volunteers examine all the spectacle donations in the recycling workshop. They then send some sorted pairs of glasses for grading and distribution by Medico France in Le Havre.
Glasses are also sent directly to contacts running eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria, and Nepal. In addition, volunteers from the ‘Unite for Sight’ charity are supplied with spectacles to take with them on missions to countries across the world.