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Collected eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired and measured to determine the correction. Available glasses are cataloged in a computer database, and matched to people with need. Another option is to have your old glasses tinted to turn them into sunglasses.

The Lions Club accepts eyeglasses and provides drop off locations at the Tyngsborough Post Office, the American Legion Post 247 (80 Pawtucket Blvd), and the Senior Center (169 Westford Rd), all in Tyngsborough.

Several companies and organizations accept used eyeglasses, including:

  • Pearle Vision (at 440 Middlesex in Tyngsborough)
  • Goodwill stores
  • Lenscrafters stores
  • Pearle Vision
  • Sears Optical
  • Salvation Army stores

You may also mail old glasses to: New Eyes for the Needy 549 Millburn, PO Box 332, Short Hills, NY 07078. Accepts scrap metal frames in any condition, unbroken plastic framed glasses, non-prescription sunglasses, any precious metal scrap like broken jewelry and monetary donations.