Community Outreach

At Wigton Eye Care Associates, Inc., both of our locations have partnered with Lions Clubs International's Recycle For Sight program. Stop in anytime to donate your old eyeglasses and help those in need!


Why Recycle Glasses

Usable Glasses Can Make A Difference! Lions and Leos help to conserve sight by providing usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world.
An estimated 120 million people are visually impaired because of uncorrected refractive errors (far and near sightedness). Almost all cases can be corrected and normal vision can be restored with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. The lack of eyeglasses denies children and adults opportunities for education, employment and a better quality of life.

The Journey of Recycled Glasses

  1. Lions and Leos collect used eyeglasses at various community locations.
  2. The glasses are shipped to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where trained volunteers sort, clean and determine the prescription strengths of the glasses.
  3. Volunteers at the recycling center carefully package the prepared glasses and store them until they are required for eyeglassdispensing missions. Glasses that are not suitable for reuse are recycled for scrap, with the earnings benefitting local Lions and Leos projects.
  4. At the mission site, eye care professionals and trained Lion and Leo volunteers perform vision screenings and dispense the appropriate recycled glasses, free of charge, to children and adults in need.

Wigton Eye Care Associates

Our optometric practice has proudly served the Butler and Grove City, PA areas with a tradition of quality service and a friendly staff since 1949.