JOINT SIGHT COMMITTEE

The Capital Area Lions Joint Sight Conservation Committee (aka Joint Sight Committee) is composed of Lion members from the Juneau Lions Club and the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club.  The purpose of the committee is to:
  • provide glasses to the needy, as determined by the committee, particularly children of school age;
  • provide assistance for the visually impaired;
  • cooperate with other organizations interested in sight conservation; and
  • further legislation for the visually impaired in the Capital area.
The Joint Sight Committee assists the community with financial assistance for eye exams and eyeglasses when one cannot afford them and after certain criteria have been met.  See the FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE section below for more information.  We also collect and recycle used eyeglasses for those in need.

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EYEGLASS RECYCLE PROJECT:
Did you know that Lions around the world collect old, unwanted eyeglasses?  It's all part of the Lions Clubs International program, Recycle for Sight

We collect eyeglasses of all types:  single lenses, trifocals, broken glasses, prescription and nonprescription, reading glasses or sunglasses. We collect them all!  We also take any cases that are no longer needed. 

The donated glasses are shipped to the Aurora Borealis Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in North Pole, Alaska, where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription, and prepared for distribution to needy people around the world.  Including Alaska. 

We ask people to go through their dresser drawers, desks, filing cabinet, kitchen table, cabin, boat, car, garage, bedside table, and any where else they might have left a pair of glasses they no longer need and bring them to one of the six collection sites in Juneau
  1. Specs in the City
    Mendenhall Mall
    9105 Mendenhall Loop Road, Suite 367
    Juneau, AK 99801
    907-796-3937
  2. Tongass Regional Eye Clinic
    3268 Hospital Drive, Ste A
    Juneau, AK 99801
    907-586-2700
  3. SEARHC
    Hospital Drive
    1200 Salmon Creek Drive
    Juneau, AK 99801
    907-463-4040
  4. Alaska Vision Center
    800 Glacier Avenue
    Juneau, AK 99801
    907-586-9864
  5. Lifetime Eyecare
    9309 Glacier Hwy, Suite 103
    Juneau, AK 99801
    907-789-3175
  6. Dr. Messerschmidt
    8800 Glacier Hwy, Suite 105
    Juneau, AK 99801
    907-789-1855
If you would like to participate in this program and set up a collection site, please contact the committee at mendenhallflyinglions@gmail.com.  Lions thank you for your help in giving sight to the needy. 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR EYE EXAMS AND EYEGLASSES:
If you are in need of a pair of eyeglasses and financially unable to purchase them yourself, the Joint Sight Committee may be able to help you financially.

The amount provided for the cost of eye exams, single vision glasses, bifocal and trifocal glasses, are subject to approval of the committee after all criteria are met. We are your last resort.

If you are in need of financial assistance for eyeglasses, please click HERE for a copy of the application.   

FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE:   mendenhallflyinglions@gmail.com 

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