Processing recycled spectacles. 

Lions Clubs throughout the UK collect unwanted and damaged spectacles. These are then sent to Chichester Lions Club which processes tens of thousands of recycled spectacles each year. All donations are examined by a team of Lions and other volunteers in the recycling workshop. Sorted pairs of glasses may then be sent 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. If you want to collect spectacles for Lions and need a box for this purpose, please contact us!


0845 833 6748 



Cardiff Lions have collection boxes set up with the opticians and other locations.

R N Roberts, 282 North Road, Cardiff; CF14 3BN; 029 2061 9990
, Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, CF5 6XQ; 
Tesco Optician( Vision Express) , Green Park, Talbot Green, Pontyclun,CF72 8RB; 01443 808078
Costco, Capital Retail Par, Leckwith,CF11 8EG; 029 2078 7520
Morel Court Care Home
, Raisdale Road, Penarth, CF64 5BN; 029 2070 4811
Valleyvieweyewear, Main Street, Tongeg, CF38 1LR; 01443 217488
Cardiff University, Optometry Dept,  Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ; 029 2087 0504
Orthoptics Outpatients Clinic, University Hospital, Heath Park Way, Cardiff CF14 4XW
Pentyrch Community Council, 1 Penuel Road, CF14 9LJ; 029 2089 1417
Christ Church, Radyr
St. John’s Church, Danescourt, Cardiff
The Hub, Round Wood, The Powerhouse, Llanederyn, Cardiff,Cf23 9PN; 029 2233 0201
Canton Optical Ltd
, 232 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 1GY ; 029 2038 3708
Beresford Opticians, 37 Wellfield Road, Cardiff, CF24 3PA, 029 2049 6496
Dusty Forge, 46 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff, CF5 5BZ, 0292000 3132

Please do not send spectacle cases or cleaning clothes or use packing materials that the Lions cannot be recycle (such as bubble wrap, polystyrene chips, polythene bags, kitchen roll or tissues, and Jiffy bags).

Cardiff Lions would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for considering The Lions International Clubs for the recycling of your unwanted spectacles.

If you would like a collection bin or know of someone who would like to have one, then please let us know.