The Sanibel Captiva Lions Club continues collecting used prescription eyeglasses as part of its Recycle for Sight program. In December 2018, a total of 331 glasses, lenses and cases were collected. Donations were up by 72 percent compared to November 2018 with an end-of-calendar-year total of 1,596 items.

“We had a very nice uptick in collections versus November 2018 and are grateful for the community’s support in this valuable program,” said program coordinator Lion Rick Wagner.

Donated glasses are cleaned and processed by Lions for distribution in needed areas of the United States and throughout the world. Donations of prescription glasses, reading glasses, prescription sunglasses, cases and hearing aids can be made in any of the specially-marked Recycle for Sight boxes or to a neighboring Lion.

Recycle for Sight boxes can be found at the following locations:
Sanibel – Ace Hardware, Bank of the Islands, Bailey's General Store, Island Pharmacy, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank on Library Way and Periwinkle, Sanibel Community Church, Sanibel Library, Sanibel Eyecare, Senior Center – Center for Life.
Captiva – Bank of the Islands
Fort Myers – Shell Point Community Thrift, Southwest Florida Eye Care

The SanCap Lions meet on the first and third Wednesday at 6 p.m. for social hour at the Sanibel Community House. Meetings feature a guest speaker and dinner catered by Sanibel Catering Company by Bailey’s. Those who wish to attend a meeting and have dinner should contact Lion Steve at 239-233-6261 or Lion Jeff at 302-521-1158.