All types of used eyeglasses and sunglasses, prescription and non prescription, for children and adults are accepted, including exceptionally strong or weak prescriptions.


Among other missions around the world, the center continually sponsors missions to Mexico and the Dominican Republic, organizing participation from optometrists and other medical professionals.


Interested in volunteering? There are several opportunities to help the NJLERC in this vital effort to bring sight to the less fortunate all around the globe.


The outreach of NJLERC has been felt worldwide, from Malawi Africa to Haiti and many more places. View our Gallery to see how the generosity of others has helped so many in need.

We serve by giving the gift of sight.

There is a tremendous need for recycled glasses throughout the world. Each year, individuals donate approximately seven million pairs of glasses to their Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Centers. The New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (NJLERC) at the Katzenbach School in West Trenton, NJ handles approximately 1,200,000 pair each year.

The purpose of the NJLERC as an organization is to collect, clean, neutralize and designate the prescription of used eyeglasses and to store and package them for distribution to needy groups and individuals throughout the world.



NJ CURE Program

Giving sight to those who need it most!

our mission:

New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center