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Do you have out-of-date, no-longer-used prescription glasses?

Please donate them through Sharing Glasses!

Photo of glasses sitting on a white table, in front of a bright blue background.

About Sharing Glasses?

Sharing-glasses is a program run by Sofia Tello, a high school student, in collaboration with VISIONS/Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired. This program collects old, no-longer used prescription glasses to be recycled and donated to individuals who are visually impaired and cannot purchase their own.

According to the World Health Organization there are approximately 2.2 billion people with visual impairment due to multiple diseases of the eye. Around 1 billion people are visually impaired because they don't have access to a pair of glasses for distance or reading.

Visual impairment not only impacts people socially and economically but also negatively affects childhood development.

By providing a pair of glasses you can change a life!

You Can Drop Your Glasses Off At...

Scarsdale Ophthalmology Associates

14 Harwood Court Suite 209
Scarsdale, NY 10584

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital

210 East 64th Street, 6th floor
Glaucoma Center
New York, NY 10065

Associates in Vision Rehabilitation

30 East 40th Street, Suite 1204
New York, NY 10016

To learn more about Sofia's efforts, visit or e-mail

Make a Donation in Sofia's Honor

Your donations will be used to fund VISIONS free services throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, the Lower Hudson Valley, and New Jersey! Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

A copy of our most recent financial statement is available by e-mailing or by visiting the NYS Attorney General's Charities Bureau's website ( To learn more about charities, call (212) 416-8686.