Happy Lion's Community Info

Used Eyeglass Collection - Lion Christopher Porras, Chair


Businesses throughout the City collect used eyewear to be recycled by the Club.  Eyewear collected by members is sent to Midland, Texas, Lions Recycling Center, where the eyewear is cleaned, prescription is read, eyewear is packaged and labeled with the prescription.  They are then distributed to clients throughout the world during a humanitarian mission. 

If you would like to donate used eyeglasses, call our office at (210) 225-1164 and we will provide you a collection location near you.  

Thanks to Vision Source of Alamo Heights


A heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Mario Gutierrez from Vision Source-Alamo Heights for his much appreciated donation of medical equipment that was collected, loaded and sent to our Texas Lion Eyeglass Recycling Center (TLERC) in Midland, Texas. TLERC will find Lion Vision Clinics in Mexico that will be able to put this equipment to use to help the less privileged through our humanitarian efforts. Thank you to the following who helped with the coordination, loading and transport to make one of our humanitarian efforts possible: Tess (Office Manager at Vision Source-Alamo Heights), Garett and Mrs. Gutierrez (Son and wife of Dr. Gutierrez), Lions Faith and Patrick Porras (San Antonio Founder Lions Club), Anthony Trevino (Lion in training for the SAFLC) and Lions Steven and Mary Ann Mays from the La Vernia Lions Club. Below is listed some of the many items that were donated.

KR-7000P Autorefractor Keratometer Topographer

This equipment will help provide accurate refraction, keratometry measurements and corneal mapping. 

CT-20 Pneumatic Tonometer

This equipment will help in determining the intraocular pressure (IOP), the fluid pressure inside the eye. It will help in evaluation of patients at risk from glaucoma. 

Organizations SAFLC Proudly Supports

Texas Lions Camp

The "Jewel" of Texas Lionism, the Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer.  The camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the "Can Do" philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.

San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind

Established in 1933, the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind began with the vision of one individual, Lion Dr. Henry Wyneken, over 80 years later it is the 3rd largest manufacturing firm in San Antonio, always growing in service of our blind and visually impaired community.

Haven for Hope

Partnered with I Care San Antonio, the Haven is dedicated to improving the lives of homeless men, women and children in the San Antonio-Bexar County area.

UIW Eye Institute

  The mission of the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry Clinical Program is to provide exemplary vision care to the population of San Antonio and south Texas that advances the local and global community, public welfare, and common good.  

Owl Radio - Eyes of San Antonio

Owl Radio is a free community service providing daily news reads for the visually impaired

 Owl Radio is a free community service of the Low Vision Resource Center and is co-sponsored by Texas Public Radio and the San Antonio Express-News.  The service provides daily radio broadcasts of newspapers, magazines and other information for persons who are unable to read regular print due to a visual, physical or reading impairment