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, one 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 Ohio 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 as listed below.  If you would like more information about our eyeglass recycling program and/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 - 1222 Ridgewood Drive, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Drs. Schilling & Peiffer OD - 111 Clough Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Vision Associates - 970 W Wooster Street, Suite 221, Bowling Green, OH  43402

Area Churches

  • Christ United Methodist Church - 310 W Main Street, Portage, OH  43451
  • First Presbyterian Church - 126 S Church Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • First United Methodist Church - 1506 E Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church - 315 S College Drive, Bowling Green, OH  43402

Local Businesses

  • Ben Franklin's - 154 S Main Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402 (at back door)
  • DACOR Internet Services - 519 W Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Kroger Pharmacy - 1094 N Main Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Wal-Mart Vision Center - 131 W Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, OH  43402
  • Wood County Senior Center - 305 N Main Street, Bowling Green, OH  43402