Old glasses go to a good cause with collection centers in Newmarket

Local Lions clubs collect used glasses for recycling at a number of locations in Newmarket

Put your old glasses to good use by recycling them at one of the many collection points in Newmarket, run by the Newmarket Lions and North Newmarket Lions.

The eyeglass recycling program collects eyeglasses from across the country and distributes them to people in need around the world. This includes children who need clear vision to learn, adults who can benefit from a better job with proper eyewear, and seniors who can be more independent with corrective lenses.

Donations are sent to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Calgary, Alberta. There, their prescription level is determined and they are cleaned and prepared for distribution.

The program accepts new and used reading glasses, single vision glasses, biofocal glasses, children’s glasses, safety glasses and sunglasses with and without a prescription. This includes glasses in frames, frames only, or uncut lenses.

There are 10 collection points in Newmarket and three more in Aurora:

  • York Optometric Centre: 17215 Leslie Street, Newmarket
  • Dixon Medical, Dr. Landecker: 531 Davis Drive, Newmarket
  • Newmarket Optical: 16635 Yonge Street, Newmarket
  • Optical on Main: 165 Main Street, Newmarket
  • Town of Newmarket Municipal Office (at reception): 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket
  • Newmarket Seniors Meeting Place: 474 Davis Drive, Newmarket
  • Eye Q Eye Care: 16333 Leslie Street, Newmarket
  • Walmart Newmarket: 17940 Yonge Street, Newmarket
  • Bailey Nelson: Upper Canada Mall
  • Pearle Vision: Upper Canada Mall
  • Insight Eyeworks: 446 Hollandview Trail, Aurora
  • Eye Care Optics: 91 First Commerce Dr., Aurora
  • Optical 38: 239 Earl Stewart Drive, Aurora

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