Members of the Lake Jackson/Mid-County Lions Club recently volunteered their time at the Park West satellite location of the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of Northern Virginia (LERCNOVA). At the Park West location, eyeglasses that are collected from donation boxes located throughout the community, are cleaned and sanitized. The prescription is then read using a lensometer machine. After the glasses are read, they are bagged and sent to the LERCNOVA for distribution to needy individuals around the world.
Since its inception in 1998, the LERCNOVA has sent nearly 1.1 million pairs of eyeglasses to vision impaired people from Belize to Zimbabwe.
Please help us in our mission to improve the lives of children and adults around the world by dropping off your old eyewear at a Lions-sponsored collection box near you. For a complete list of collection box locations, visit our website at
Anyone interested in learning more about the Lions Club and our Eyeglass Recycling Program, should contact the Lake Jackson/Mid-County Membership Director, Russ Holt at (703) 791-4545.