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Wheaton area residents are encouraged to donate their used eyeglasses, sunglasses, hearing aides, cell phones and metal keys to the Wheaton Lions Club. Complete eyeglasses rather than just the lenses are needed. You can use these deposit boxes for all of the above.


Wheaton Leisure Center (Memorial Park), 208 W. Union Street, Wheaton, IL 60187


Williams Kamp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60187


Advance Eye Care, 1325 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187


McBeth Dental Health, 949 W. Liberty Drive, Wheaton, IL 60187


Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard Road, Wheaton, IL 60189


St Paul Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187


Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Wheaton IL 60187


Gary Methodist Church, 224 N. Main Street, Wheaton 60187


Spectrios Eye Center, 219 E. Cole, Wheaton, IL 60187


Wheaton Library (Three levels), 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton,  IL 60187


Central DuPage Vision Center, 27W185 Geneva Road, Winfield, IL 60190


Eyes on Wheaton, 127 W. Wesley,  Wheaton, IL 60187


Danada Vision Center, 324 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL 60189


Wheaton Bank and Trust, 100 N. Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187


Wheaton Bank and Trust, 370 S. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187


SCARCE, 800 S. Rohlwing Road, Addison, IL 60101


Wheaton  Eye Clinic, 2015 Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187


Twice is Nice-Retail Shop, 893 Geneva Road, Carol Stream 60188


Stars Retail Shop, Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187


Purple Manatee Resale Shop, 241 W. St. Charles Rd, Lombard, IL 60148


Pearle Vision, 811 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189 


Vision Eye Care, 1706 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton IL 60189


Milton Township Office, 1492 N. Main Street, Wheaton, IL 60187


America's Best, 146 Danada Square West, Wheaton, IL 60187

Vision Works, 109 Danada Square East Wheaton, IL 60189

America's Best, 2934 Finely Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515

Wheaton Lions Den, 120 E. Wesley Street, Wheaton, IL 60187



For over 80 Years, individual Lions clubs and districts in the U.S., Canada and several other developed countries have collected used, unwanted eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for re-distribution to the poor in developing nations. Patients search through the array of recycled eyeglasses and find the pair that best fits their eyesight correction requirements, much like those who buy "reading" glasses at the drug store.


When a notable amount of glasses and hearing aids are collected, Lion Rod Irey takes them to the Lions of Illinois Foundation in Sycamore, Illinois. They in turn send the eyeglasses to Lions International for shipment overseas to be given to needy families.

In FY 2019 Lion Rod Irey brought 2,000 pairs of eye glasses and several hearing aids down to the Illinois Lions headquarters. They will be examined by the Lions and then donated to people in need around the world.

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