Eyeglasses Garbage Bin Several businesses in San Luis Obispo County accept used eyeglasses for redistribution. Dr. Chuck Hammer3840-5 Broad Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-8409Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 5:30pm, Friday – Saturday 9am – 5pm. Closed 12pm – 1pm.Map & Directions Lens Masters 8105 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA | (805) 466-6939Hours: Mondays 9am – 7pm, Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5:30pmMap & Directions Michael’s Optical8300 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA | (805) 466-5770Map & Directions643 Spring Street, Paso Robles, CA | (805) 238-5770Map & Directions719 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-5770Map & DirectionsHours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm, Saturday 10am – 4pm National Vision (inside Walmart)1168 West Branch Avenue, Arroyo Grande, CA | (805) 474-0880Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm, Saturdays 9am – 6pm, Sundays 12pm – 4pmMap & Directions Primary Eyecare Center7605 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA | (805) 466-3777Map & Directions764 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-1447Map & DirectionsHours: Mondays 8am – 5pm, Tuesdays 8am – 6:30pm, Wednesdays 9am – 5pm, Thursdays 8am – 5pm, Fridays 7am – 5pm Dr. Scott Schachter300 James Way, Suite 210, Pismo Beach, CA | (805) 773-6000Hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 6pm, Friday 9am – 5pmMap & Directions 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 Mail in any eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses or frames to your nearest Lions Club center. Lions Club is an organization that distributes glasses to people in need throughout the world. Find the center closest to you. New Eyes New Eyes distributes used glasses to people in developing countries who can’t afford to purchase their own pair. Find out more. Unite for Sight Unite for Sight accepts new reading and glasses, as well as sunglasses. These donations are given to clinics worldwide. Find out more. Did You Know? Contacts vs. Eyeglasses: Which is More Eco-Friendly? There’s no obvious winner when deciding whether contact lenses or glasses is more eco-friendly. Glasses last longer and contain less packaging than contact lenses, but lenses are disposable. Also it’s important to keep in mind that more resources are used in making glasses.