Garbage Bin

Several businesses in San Luis Obispo County accept used eyeglasses for redistribution.

Dr. Chuck Hammer
3840-5 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805)  543-8409
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 5:30pm, Friday – Saturday 9am – 5pm. Closed 12pm – 1pm.
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Lens Masters
8105 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA | (805) 466-6939
Hours: Mondays 9am – 7pm, Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm
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Michael’s Optical
8300 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA | (805) 466-5770
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643 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA | (805) 238-5770
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719 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-5770
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Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm

National Vision (inside Walmart)
1168 West Branch Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA | (805) 474-0880
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturdays 9am – 6pm, Sundays 12pm – 4pm
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Primary Eyecare Center
7605 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA | (805) 466-3777
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764 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-1447
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Hours: Mondays 8am – 5pm, Tuesdays 8am – 6:30pm, Wednesdays 9am – 5pm, Thursdays 8am – 5pm, Fridays 7am – 5pm

Dr. Scott Schachter
300 James Way, Suite 210, Pismo Beach, CA | (805) 773-6000
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday 9am – 5pm
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Ways to Reduce


Switch Out the Lenses

If you’re in need of a new prescription, try reusing the frames from your old glasses. Simply ask your eyeglasses store to switch out the lenses for a new prescription if it’s possible.

Ways to Reuse


Lions Club

Give eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses or frames to Lions Club International, an organization that distributes glasses to people in need throughout the world. Learn how to donate your glasses here.

Did You Know?

Contacts vs. Eyeglasses: Which Is More Eco-Friendly?

There’s no obvious winner when deciding whether contact lenses or glasses are more eco-friendly. Glasses last longer and contain less packaging than contact lenses, but they also require more resources.