Live Oak Library

2380 Portola Dr.

Santa Cruz

Live Oak Senior Center

1777 Capitola Road

Santa Cruz

Insight Eye Care Center

255 D Mt. Hermon Road

Scotts Valley

Dr. Ben Popilsky Optometry

7551 Soquel Drive


North Coast Vision

804 41st Avenue


Aptos Optometric Center

3275 Aptos Rancho Road 


Plaza Lane Optometry 

1537 Pacific Avenue

Santa Cruz

Plager Vision Center 

1665 Dominican Way 

Santa Cruz

Dr Thomas Suzuki 

53 Aspen Way 


Bay Eye Medical 

1489 Main Street, Suite 101 


Dr. Sylvia Lee and Dr. Corwyn Mosiman 

386 S. Green Valley Rd., Suite 2 


Lions In Sight Volunteers

Boxes of eye glasses ready for shipment

Eyeglass Recycling Locations

Santa Cruz Host Lions, together with community volunteers, collect used eyeglasses for donation to Lion’s Eyeglass Recycling Centers located throughout the world. The used eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired, and classified by description. The eyeglasses are then distributed to those in need by Lion volunteers and other organizations hosting optical missions in developing nations. Those who assist the Lions in their collecting efforts include: Palo Alto Medical Optical Department, Costco, Goodwill, Grey Bears, local libraries and numerous the local opticians and other organizations shown at the bottom of this page.

​These efforts have resulted in the Santa Cruz Host Lions taking first place for eyeglass collections at the Lions District Convention. If you would like to help collect eyeglasses, email us at and we will happily furnish you with a collection box. In the last year 8,000 pairs were collected thanks to chairman Lion Steve Benson!


Eye Glasses Recycling

Lions in Sight of California and Nevada receives eyeglasses from Lions Clubs from all over California and Nevada and then prepares them for shipment to developing nations for distribution.

Lions Dennis Alameda (left) and Michael Olson (right) congratulate Lion Steve Benson  on the award he received

for his efforts in collecting used pairs of eyeglasses.


Insight Eye Care Center

2121 41st Ave.


Grey Bears

2710 Chanticleer Ave.

Santa Cruz

Sight for Sore Eyes

3555 Clares Ave.


PAMF Audiology

2950 Research Park Dr.


Santa Cruz Optical House

1515 Capitola Rd.

Santa Cruz

Costco Eye Center

220 Sylvania Ave.

Santa Cruz

Dr. Curtis Froid

1015 Mission St.

Santa Cruz

Dr Francis Kuo

346 Union St.

Santa Cruz

Fortier's Opticians

108 Walnut St.

Santa Cruz

Eye Q 

1101 Pacific Ave.

Santa Cruz


Goodwill Industries 

350 Encinal Ave.

Santa Cruz

Midtown Optomery

​550 Water Street

Santa Cruz

Palo Alto Medical Foundation

2025 Soquel Ave.

Santa Cruz


124 Church St.

Santa Cruz

Steven E. Killgore

1667 Domincan Way. #132 A

Santa Cruz

Robert C. Jones M.D.

515 Soquel Ave.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Optometric Center

904 Ceder St.

Santa Cruz

Cress Optical

526 Soquel Ave.

Santa Cruz

Branciforte Library

230 Gault St. 

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Library

224 Church St.

Santa Cruz

Capitola Library

2005 Wharf Road