Hickory – While you were doing your Spring cleaning, did you located in your attic, basement, dresser drawers, or garage an unwanted cell phone, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and hearing aid batteries? But didn’t know what you with them. Why not donated, deposit, and recycle them in one of LIONS RECYCLE FOR SIGHT boxes strategically placed at various locations strategically placed throughout Catawba County, Lincoln County and surrounding counties.

What types of recyclable eye wear, does the Lions Clubs accept?
New, used, prescription children and adult eyeglasses, as well as prescription and non-prescription sunglasses. Concerns over the possibility of eye infections contact lens can not be recycled. Due to state and federal public health laws, all recyclable eyeglasses are collected, cleaned, sorted by prescription strength, and packaged for overseas distribution. Remember there is a great demand for prescription and non- prescription sunglasses There is a great demand for prescription and non-prescription sunglasses especially in countries located close to the Equator. Concerns about possible eye infections contact lens can not be recycled.

What types of cellphone are accepted and recycled by the Lions Club?
Androids, i-phones, Smart Phones, and all major brands are accepted for recycling. Unfortunately, bag phones are not recyclable. Remember to remove your mini-, micro- and nano- Sims cards.

What types of hearing aids are recyclable by Lions Club?Donate Today! Lions Are Recycling Eyeglasses
The six different types of hearing aids including behind the ear, open fit, receiver in the canal, in the ear, in the canal, and completely in the canal are recyclable. All types of hearing aid batteries are recyclable.

A list of those businesses, audiologist and hearing aid specialist, financial planners, funeral homes, pharmacies, health care providers, optometrist, ophthalmologist, and eye care professionals, restaurants in Catawba County, Lincoln County, and surrounding cities participating in LIONS RECYCLE FOR SIGHT PROGRAM include:

Assisted Living Centers:
Brookdale Assisted Living (Hickory Northeast) 2530 16th Street, NE, Hickory, NC 28601

Audiologist & Hearing Aid Specialist:
Bowles Hearing Care, 930 Tate Boulevard SE, Suite 105, Hickory, NC 28602
Hearing Life, 1071 13th St, SE, Hickory, NC 28602
Miracle- Ear Hearing Aid Center, 143 Vandiver Dr., Lincolnton, NC;

Chiropractic Offices:
ProWellness Family Chiropractic, 644 Clark Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Drug Stores:
The Drug Store, 626 Center Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092
The Drug Store, 9576 NC Highway 10, Vale, NC 28168
Keever Pharmacy,1814 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Long View Drug, 2637st SW, Hickory, NC 28602

Dentist Offices:
Catawba Valley Dental (Dr. Raymond Pate), 2315 Catawba Valley Boulevard, SE, Suite #5, Hickory, NC
Claremont Dental Arts, 3034 North Oxford Street, Claremont, NC 28610

Funeral Homes :
Burke Funeral Home, 1101 East Maiden Road, Maiden, NC 28650
Carpenter- Porter Funeral & Cremations, 1100 East Main Street, Cherryville, NC 28021;
E.F. Drum Funeral Home, 210 North Academy Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Good Samaritan Funeral Home, 3362 North Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037
Stamey-Cherryville Funeral Home, 405 North Dixie Street
Warlick Funeral Home, 125 Dave Warlick Drive, Lincolnton, NC 28092

Financial Planners:
Tim Bryson, Edward Jones, 3332 East Main Street, Claremont, NC 28610

Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, & Vision Centers:
Advance Family Eye Care, 7547 Waterloop Road, Suite A, Denver, NC 28037
Carolina Eye Care, 623 North Highway 16, Denver, NC 28037
Carolina Eye Care, 231 North General’s Boulevard, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Cherryville Eye Center ( Dr. Van Dellinger), 201 West Church Street, Cherryville, NC 28021
Elite Family Eye Care ( Dr. Yupheng Ly & Dr. Doua Lov), 2339 US Highway 70 SE ( near Bob Evans Restaurant) Hickory, NC
Graystone Eye, 2424 Century Place, SE, Hickory, NC 28601
Graystone Eye, 2311 East Main Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Graystone Eye, 2060 Hickory Boulevard ( US Highway 321), Lenoir, NC 28645
Lincoln Eye Center, 110 Doctors Park, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Looking Glass Vision Center, 2511 Springs Road, Hickory, NC 28601
Looking Glass Vision Center, 1526 US Highway 70, Hickory, NC 28602
Maiden Eye Clinic, 503 Island Road, Maiden, NC 28650
Mountain View Eye Center, 127 South Highway 127, Hickory, NC 28602
Stanley Eye Clinic ( Dr. Frederick Hornack, O.D.), 204 South Main Street, Stanley, NC 28164
Treasurer’s Vision, Northgate Plaza, 2439 North Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601
Wal-Mart Vision Center, 201 Zelkova Court, NE, Conover, NC 28613; 17) Wal-Mart Vision Center, 306 North General’s Boulevard, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Wal-Mart Vision Center, 2525 Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602;

Catawba Valley Foot & Ankle Center, 1985 Startown Road, Hickory, NC 28602
Unifour Podiatry ( Dr. Jon Grogan), 912 2nd Street, NE Suite 2, Conover, NC 28613,
Foot and Ankle, 268 Gillman Road, Denver, NC

Four Peas In A Pod, Villa Park Shopping Center, 426 Conover Blvd., Conover, NC 28613

Who Are The Lions? Where There’s A NEED. There’s a LION.
When it comes to meeting challenges, Lions Club International , is always looking for opportunities to live up to their motto “WE SERVE.” Founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, an insurance executive in Chicago, Illinois, Lions Club International is the world’s largest coeducational service organization, with over 1.4 million members in over 46,000 clubs in over 210 countries and geographic areas around the world.

Currently, Catawba and Lincoln County Lions Club are looking dedicated community mind men and ladies to volunteer at their service projects/fund raisers and explore the possibility of membership. For more information, please check out their websites as follows:

Lions Club International: https://www.lionsclubs.org/club-locator

NC Lions, Inc.: https://nclions.org