Helping improve vision for those in need is a core mission of Lions Clubs around the world
For decades, Yarmouth residents have donated their used eyeglasses to the Yarmouth Lions. All donated eyeglasses are sent off to be repaired, checked, then re-distributed to people – of all ages – who are unable afford to buy a new pair. This service is provided through the Lions Clubs International Recycle for Sight program.
Find our used eyeglasses drop boxes at the following locations around Yarmouth:
• Hannaford Supermarket: 756 US Rt. 1
• Maine Optometry PA: 781 US Rt. 1
• Merrill Memorial Library: 215 Main Street
• Yarmouth Recycling & Transfer Station: 659 East Main Street
• Bayview Dental Associates: 247 Portland Street
In addition to collecting used eyeglasses, Yarmouth Lions work with local service organizations and optometrists to identify Mainers who are in need of a vision screening, but do not have the means to pay for an appointment. We have helped dozens of hard-of-sight individuals to coordinate the scheduling, transportation, and payment of much needed screening appointments.
For more information on the Yarmouth Lions Club Vision Program, please contact Doug Carney.