Eyeglasses Recycling


POB collects used eyeglasses and may use their parts to repair glasses at our Eyeglasses Clinic. Some eyeglasses are sent to the Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Center. Donations of unbroken eyeglasses are accepted at our Clinic and other locations throughout the region.   

POB also collects pairs of glasses for Celebrity Specs®, a fundraising and awareness project featuring eyeglasses and sunglasses along with autographed photos, donated by famous personalities. Many of the donated glasses are auctioned off at POB’s fundraising events, in support of our sight-saving programs. Click here to view a list of celebrities who have donated in the past. If you know any celebrities, please ask them to support this project and contact us.

Interested in donating your used eyeglasses? You can drop them off at any of the locations listed below. You can also make a contribution to our sight-saving efforts using the link below.


Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Headquarters
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20002

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Low Vision Rehabilitation Centers
415 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
105 S. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
4942 St. Elmo Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington Look Again Resale Shops
900 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
3716 Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

Bradley Hills Elementary School
8701 Hartsdale Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church Nursery School
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

Chevy Chase Supermarket
8531 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Davis Library
6400 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

Denchfield Landscaping & Nursery, Inc.
5950 Ager Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782

Edmonds Opticians
4611 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD 20816

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon & Spa
10213 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

Eye Doctors of Washington
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 230, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Georgetown Insurance Service
10010 Colesville Road, Suite A, Silver Spring, MD 20901

International School of Music
10450 Auto Park Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817

Jewish Day School
1901 E Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20852

Julius West Middle School
651 Great Falls Road, Rockville, MD 20850

Lilly Magilly’s Cupcakery
220 Boardwalk Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

7915 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD 20854

Nordstrom (at Westfield Mall)
(Donations can be brought to the first-floor service bar)
7111 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

Patio Salon
16309 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD 20832

Premier Bank
1130 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036

PJ’s Sports
10422 Auto Park Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817

Studio Ten83
1083 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD 20854

The Primary Day School
7300 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

Thomas W. Pyle Middle School
6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817

Walt Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817

If you are interested in collecting used eyeglasses in support of our efforts, please contact us.