Eyeglass Assistance

Improving sight is one the Lions Club’s most defining causes which goes back to Hellen Keller in 1925 (You can learn more about the Lions Club’s mission here). As a club, we help to fulfill this mission by collecting and recycling unused eyeglasses, screening children for eye conditions, and offering financial support for members of the Kittery and York communities to purchase eyeglasses.

Looking for Eyeglass Assistance?

We are partnered with Kittery Optometric Associates located at 99 US Route 1 Bypass, Suite A, Kittery, ME 03904. To request financial assistance in purchasing eyeglasses fill out the assistance form they will provide and mail it to the address indicated. We will review your request and contact you as soon as we are able and let you know whether you are eligible.

Have Eye-glasses, Hearing Aids, or Cellphones to Donate?

We have donation boxes in which you can drop your donation at a number of locations near Kittery:


Kittery Drop-off Locations

  • Kittery Lions Club
  • Kittery Eye on Route 1
  • Kittery Town Hall
  • Kittery Post Office
  • Kittery Community Center
  • Kittery Library, Annex
  • Kittery Estates
  • Kittery Freebie Barn
  • Kittery Foxwell Apartments
  • Kittery Meetinghouse Village
  • Kittery Freebie Barn
  • Kennebunk Savings Bank
  • Hoppi’s Barber Shop

York Drop-off Locations

  • York Senior Center
  • York Beach Post Office
  • York Harbor Post Office
  • York Library
  • York Family Eye Care
  • Baldwin Center at Village Woods


Wells Drop-off Locations

  • Wells Hannaford’s
  • York Hospital


South Berwick Drop-off Locations

  • South Berwick Community Center
  • Price Point Eyewear