EYEGLASSES FOR THE HOMELESS

United States
September 22, 2006 5:25pm CST
I a friend who is homeless in Colorado Springs, CO. He lost his eyeglasses. Where can I take him to recieve assistance in getting him eyeglasses.
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8 responses
• United States
24 Oct 06
Do you have a Lions Club there? They give eyeglasses.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
I am going to look into it! Thank you!
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@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
26 Oct 06
You might put in search lion's clubs and find the closest one to you or they may help you with their main site.
• United States
26 Oct 06
I spoke to the friend that I am trying to help and he said that they only help children which is a great thing but I cannot understand why they can't help adults. I'll have to look into this myself and find out the facts. Thanks
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
25 Oct 06
LIONS' CLUB
• United States
26 Oct 06
I was advised that the Lions Club could not help him. I have to loo into this more. The friend that I am trying to help with the glasses issue said that they only assist children, which I think is a great thing but wonder why they can't help him. I have to find out for myself. Thanks
@mona123 (912)
• United States
24 Oct 06
hi i m sorry .. i have no idea about this but i wish you good luck, may you get whatever you want .. all the best and hava a wonderful day :)
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• United States
25 Oct 06
Thank you for your concern and your kind gesture!
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
24 Oct 06
The local Lions Club collects eyeglasses for distribution to the needy. Contact them.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
I will, thanks!
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
24 Oct 06
The Lions Club collects old glasses all over the country to distribute to people who need them. Try and contact your local Lions Club.
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• United States
25 Oct 06
I will have to see if there is a lions club organization here in Colorado Springs. Thank you!
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@tentwo67 (3385)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I know that places like Lenscrafters collect old eyeglasses to give to the needy, but I don't remember the organization that collection supports. Maybe if you call Lenscrafters or some other eyeglass retailer they would be able to point you in the right direction?
• United States
25 Oct 06
I will look into that, thanks for the advise!
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@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Sears also collects the old eyeglasses. You could call them and see if they can tell you who they give them to.
• United States
26 Oct 06
Thank you, I will call them. Thanks again!!
• United States
26 Oct 06
You are very welcome. I just hope they can help you out.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Hi there - we have a Lion's Club Collection box at our local Doctor's office where we drop off our used glasses for those in need. You might want to check your local phone book to see if they have a Lion's Club in your area or nearby and contact them to see if they can provide your friend with glasses. Best of luck!
• United States
26 Oct 06
I have been advised by the friend that I was trying to help get glasses and he said that they only help children; which is a great thing! I have to find out why they can't help adults or even to see if this is the truth.
@hush5605 (674)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Hi tavil - I know that the ones donated here are mainly those for adults. I'd try to follow up with Lion's Club yourself to see if you can find out any further information. The only thing I can think of is that they may send them on to 3rd World Countries instead of keeping them here for adults. I sure hope you can find an answer to your friend's dilemma - nothing worse than not being able to see.