In conjunction with National Eye Exam Month, University Facilities and Services will be collecting eyeglasses through the month of August to be recycled.
This month, you can mail your unwanted glasses to:
University Mail Services
Rochester, NY 14627-0001
Place glasses in any box or envelope and send them through the intramural mail program.
Or, you can drop off your glasses to the collection box in URMC:
Flaum Eye Institute, G-3070 (by Purple Elevators)
Prescription and nonprescription glasses, sunglasses, and frames are acceptable. We are partnering with the Lions Eye Bank at Rochester 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.