Eyeglasses Recycling


POB collects new and used unbroken eyeglasses and sunglasses for our Eyeglasses Clinic. Some glasses may be sent to the Lions Eyeglasses Recycling Center.  

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 unbroken eyeglasses and sunglasses? 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.


Donate by Mail*:

Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington
Attention: Eyeglasses Recycling
415 2nd Street NE, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

*Print required donation form and shipping label here.

(This location accepts donations via mail only. In-person donations are not accepted.)

Preferred Donation Drop-Off Sites:

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

Other Donation Sites:

*Due to the effects of COVID-19, the donation drop-off sites below may be closed to the public and/or temporarily unable to accept donations of glasses. Please confirm that the location is able to accept your donation before bringing your glasses.*

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

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

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

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

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)
7111 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817
(Donations should be brought to the first-floor service bar)

Patio Salon
16309 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD 20832

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 glasses in support of our efforts, please contact us at (202) 234-1010.