Colorado Lions MD6 participates in the Lions Clubs International "Recycle For Sight" program by collecting used eyeglasses. In Colorado, after used glasses have been collected, they are separated by type (broken (unusable), non-prescription sunglasses, readers, specialty including prescription sunglasses, and all usable prescription glasses. All usable prescription glasses are cleaned, scanned to determine the optics of each pair and sorted by prescription. They are then boxed for distribution to various organizations who distribute them in the U.S. and around the world to people that do not have access to glasses. Used eyeglasses are made available from the recycling and distribution center.
The Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (COLERC), is a nonprofit (soon to be a 501(c-3) foundation of the Lions of Colorado.
The mission of the Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center is threefold:
COLERC collects used eyeglasses from through out the state of Colorado from vision centers and other organizations.
COLERC provides used eyeglasses to Lions and other group missions providing vision screening and assistance in developing countries. Recycled glasses are supplied only under the guidelines of Lions International Eyeglass Recycling Center policy and procedures. We only ship domestically.
COLERC coordinates missions to various areas of Colorado to provide glasses for the Colorado school children.
Browse our Web site for more information about the Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Colorado Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center representative regarding eyeglass recycling, please e-mail us at Info@colerc.org.