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Old 06-19-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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Default Where to donate old prescription eyeglasses?

There used to be a drop box from the Lions Club back in my old NY post office...it occurred to me recently I haven't seen anything like that down here.

I have a few pairs of old prescription eyeglasses that I'd like to donate ...any ideas about drop boxes or groups who will take them? I'm in Sugar Land so that would be my preferred geography. Worst-case scenario is shipping them to an organization in NJ...

Thanks!

Catfancier the nearsighted who has new-ish glasses
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Most eye doctors will accept collect old eyeglasses and route them to charitable organizations. Call around your local area, you probably won't have much trouble finding an optometrist who will take them.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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drop box in
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Salvation Army. Sell it on Ebay?
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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thanks everyone. I just want them to go someplace useful with a minimum of effort on my part...not the time and aggravation of an ebay outing. But that does remind me I need to put up a few things there _worth selling!
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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Default prescription eyeglasses

Try calling Whole Foods, Walgreens, Salvation Army or Star of Hope. At one time you could donate your used eyeglasses at Wal-Mart (stores that sell new eyeglasses and have an optometrist on site will take them too.)
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Old 06-20-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: California
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Red Cross and United Way both take them.
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Houston Area, TX
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Eye Masters had donation boxes when we were there a few weeks ago getting new glasses for my husband.
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