Lions Recycle for Sight

The Portage Lions Club collects used eyeglasses as part of the global mission of Lions Clubs International to combat blindness. In just about any home, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.

Throughout the year, our club collects used eyeglasses and delivers them to VOSH in Pandora, Ohio. The eyeglasses are cleaned, sorted by size and prescription strength, and packaged for use on mission trips around the world.

How You Can Help

Donate your glasses and change someone's life. We accept both prescription eyeglasses and ordinary sunglasses. For your convenience we have collection boxes located around Bowling Green and Portage (see list below).

If you would like more information about our eyeglass recycling program or would like to have a collection box at your location, please contact Lion Robert Segna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (419) 308-1906.

Optometrist Offices
  • Dr. Archer OD - Premier Vision Group, 1222 Ridgewood Drive, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Dr. Sadowski OD - Vision Associates, 970 W Wooster Street, Suite 221, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Drs. Schilling & Peiffer OD - Bowling Green Vision Center, 111 Clough Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Dr. Sherreik OD, 128 S Prospect St, Bowling Green, OH  43402
Area Churches
  • Christ United Methodist Church - 301 W Main Street, Portage, OH 43451
  • First Presbyterian Church - 126 S Church Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • First United Methodist Church - 1526 E Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 315 S College Drive, Bowling Green, OH 43402
Local Businesses
  • Ben's - 154 S Main Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402 (at back door)
  • DACOR Internet Services - 725 Haskins Rd, Suite A, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Frobose Market IGA - 209 Bierly Ave, Pemberville, OH 43450
  • Kroger Pharmacy - 1094 N Main Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Walmart Vision Center - 131 W Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402
  • Wood County Senior Center - 140 S Grove Street, Bowling Green, OH 43402

 More locations around Ohio may be found on the Ohio Lions website.  Click here for more information.