Vancouver Lions Club Eyeglass And Hearing Aid Recycling

The Vancouver Lions Club collects eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and frames for recycling by the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (“LERC”). We also collect hearing aids for recycling, and unsed hearing aid batteries for for distribution, by the Lions Hearing And Speech Conservation Committee of Clark County.

You may drop off used eye glasses, hearing aids, or unused hearing aid batteries at any of the following locations in Clark County, Washington:

  • Advanced Eye Care
    • 16415 S.E. 15th Street, Suite 100
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • America's Best Eyeglasses
    • 8101 N.E. Parkway Drive
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • America's Best Eyeglasses
    • 9301 N.E. 5th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • C-Tran Lost-n-Found
    • 2425 N.E. 65th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • C-Tran at Fisher's Landing
    • 3510 S.E. 164th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Chuck’s Produce (Cascade Park)
    • 13125 N.E. Mill Plain Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Chuck’s Produce (Salmon Creek)
    • 2302 N.E. 117th Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Costco
    • 19610 S.E. 1st Street
    • Camas, Washington
  • Crosley Lanes
    • 2400 E. Evergreen Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Elite Eye Care
    • 720 S.E. 160th Avenue, Suite 103
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Fairway Village
    • 15509 S.E. Fernwood Drive
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Glenwood Place Senior Living
    • 5500 N.E. 65th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Kaiser Permenente (Cascade Park)
    • 12607 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Kaiser Permenente (Orchards)
    • 7101 N.E. 137th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Kaiser Permenente (Salmon Creek)
    • 14406 N.E. 20th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Mountain View Eye Care
    • 14415 S.E. Mill Plain
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Nellor Law Office
    • 201 N.E. Park Plaza Drive
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • New Seasons Market
    • 1100 S.E. 164th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • North Clark Historical Museum
    • 21416 N.E. 399th Street
    • Amboy, Washington
  • Pacific Optical
    • 16420 S.E. McGillivary, Suite 105
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Peace Health Memorial Campus
    • 3400 Main Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Peace Health SW WA Medical Center
    • 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Safeway (Andresen Marketplace)
    • 6711 N.E. 63rd Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Safeway
    • 11696 N.E. 76th Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Safeway
    • 13023 N.E. Highway 99
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Safeway (Columbia Square)
    • 13719 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Safeway (Hazel Dell)
    • 408 N.E. 81st Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Safeway (Main Street)
    • 3707 N. Main Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Safeway (Mill Plain & Andresen)
    • 6701 E. Mill Plain Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • The Quarry Senior Living
    • 415 S.E. 177th Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vancouver Clinic
    • 2525 N.E. 139th Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vancouver Eye Care
    • 1772 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vancouver Eye Clinic
    • 3200 Main Street
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vancouver Vision Clinic
    • 314 E. McLoughlin Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vision 162
    • 1901 N.E. 162nd Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vision Center
    • 700 S.E. Chkalov Drive
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vision Works
    • 8700 Vancouver Mall Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Vision Works
    • 19171 S.E. Mill Plain Boulevard
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • Walmart
    • 430 S.E. 192nd Avenue
    • Vancouver, Washington
  • WINCO
    • 9700 N.E. Highway 99
    • Vancouver, Washington

You may also give your used eyeglasses or hearing aids to any Vancouver Lions Club member, or you may contact the Club's representative to the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County (for eyeglasses) or the Club's representative to the Lions Hearing And Speech Committee of Clark County (for hearing aids) and they will make arrangements to pick up your used eyeglasses or hearing aids.

Where Do All Of Those Eyeglasses Go?

Eyeglasses collected by the Vancouver Lions Club are sent to the Northwest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Olympia, Washington.

NWLERC was founded by Washington state Lions Clubs and is one of 19 official Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers recognized by Lions Clubs International in the world. It is a Washington State chartered, IRS authorized 501(c)(3) corporation.

Lions and other volunteers work at NWLERC evaluating, cleaning and cataloging donated eyeglasses. Glasses with broken or missing lenses or parts are discarded or salvaged. Gold and silver are extracted from frames containing those precious metals and the income is used to help defray the center's operating costs. Lions clean the eyeglasses that get through the initial usability screening and then examine them with a lensometer to determine the prescription. They are then sealed in plastic bags with the prescription noted on each bag.

Eyeglasses collected, processed and packaged by NWLERC are distributed to humanitarian groups traveling to developing countries, including Lions traveling and operating as part of the Lions Sight First Program, Volunteer Optometric Services for Humanity (VOSH), World Vision, EyeCare WeCare Foundation, Optometry College Groups, Military Civil Assistance Groups, and numerous church groups.

What Do We Do With Used Hearing Aids?

Hearing aids collected by the Vancouver Lions Club are delivered to the Lions Hearing And Speech Conservation Committee of Clark County. Used hearing aids are used for replacement parts and servicing of hearing aids for those who can not affored to replace their hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Batteries

There is also a huge need for hearing aid batteries. Vancouver Lions also collect unused hearing aid batteries which are distributed to those in need by the Hearing Committee.