Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.



Lions Recycle for Sight

Pile of used eyeglassesThat's why Lions Clubs International started the Lions Recycle for Sight program. Everyone can help.

Throughout the year, Lions in our Lake Jackson Lions Club collect used eyeglasses through a network of  eyeglass collection boxes throughout town. The glasses are counted and then delivered to our friend Tom Pruit at Crystal Crafters. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.  The also provide glasses at a reduced cost or free of charge to those in need in our loacal community. These glasses they provide to our local community are new frames and lenses.  If you know someone with financial need that needs glasses contact email us at

How You Can Help

If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, you can donate them to one of our various collection boxes. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and empty plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed.

View a video on how eyeglasses are recycled. For more information, contact a member of the Lake Jackson Lions Club or attend one of our monthly meetings.

1925 Helen Keller challenges the Lions to become her “knights of the blind in the crusade against blindness.” Our club approaches this mission locally through crystal crafter

  • Crystal crafters


Run by Retired local Ophthalmologist Tom Pruitt; we have helped him with equipment and funds to operate. He recycles the glasses we collect and does exams for our community. Prior the opening of Crystal Crafters the Lion’s share of our budget went to pay for new glasses. Dr. Pruitt has given us a way to provided glasses to more individuals in need in our community at a greatly reduced cost.



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