In conjunction with the Recyclemania competition and National Eye Donor Month, University Facilities and Services will be collecting eyeglasses through the month of March to be recycled. This month, you can mail your unwanted glasses to: University Mail Services at PO Box 270001. On the River Campus, you can also drop them off at the Common Connections office of Wilson Commons from March 1 to March 14.
Prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames are acceptable. Broken parts and pieces are ok! We are partnering with the Rochester/Finger Lakes Eye and Tissue Bank and ultimately the glasses are sent to the Lions Club where program volunteers clean, sort, and package the glasses. Usable glasses are then sent to those in need, mostly in developing countries.
Our pilot program held last August was a success and we are pleased to offer this program once again.