Mooloolaba Lions Club

Projects – Sight


The Lions Recycle for Sight program started some years ago and they have their own building at the Redcliffe Showgrounds. It has delivered over 7 million pairs or refurbished quality spectacles to men, women and children in need, in countries like Africa, Europe the Middle East and Asia. The programme is supported by approximately 1000 plus Lions & Lioness’s Clubs within Australia.

The Centre receives approximately 500,000 spectacles & sunglasses each year -once sorted, cleaned etc they are given to approximately 450,000 men, women and children in third world countries improving their ability to see.  The Centre takes any type of spectacles even if broken or damaged. Volunteer optometrists process them ready for use.

The benefit of the programme is to enable children to see to be educated & adults to see to work to support their families at no cost.

The program delivers $100 million of humanitarian aid annually.

Thank you to those people who have donated spectacles and the businesses who support this program. Our members collect regularly from the following businesses.

  • Lifeline – Kunda Park    
  • Lifeline – Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore  
  • Optical Warehouse – Maud St, Maroochydore  
  • Optical Warehouse – Maroochydore
  • Drysdales Funerals- Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore
  • OPSM  – Kawana & Sunshine Plaza   
  • Spec Savers – Sunshine Plaza and Buderim
  • Visual Eyes – Sunshine Plaza   
  • Davy – Optometrist Maroochydore  
  • Eyecare Plus – Wises Road, Maroochydore and Buderim
  • Endeavour Recycle Shop – Buderim     
  • Over 50’s and Retirement Villages Maroochydore, Buderim and Mooloolaba
  • Fishermans Road Markets
  • Nambour Area
  • Steve Hammond – Absolute Vision 
  • Fitzpatrick Family Optometrists