Donate Used Glasses

Help New Eyes turn your clutter into clear vision and renewed hope for those in need overseas!

Used eyeglasses are sent to medical missions and international charitable organizations for distribution to the poor in developing nations. We accept prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses (both prescription and non-prescription), safety glasses, children glasses and unopened, unused contact lenses.

All donations of jewelry, watches, silverware and giftware are sold at our Fabulous Finds Resale Shop. Proceeds from sales are used to support the U.S. eyeglass voucher program.

New Eyes no longer accepts contact lenses. Please click here for information about contact lens recycling.

Mail or ship your donations to New Eyes in padded envelopes or boxes using the least expensive method of shipping (the cost of shipping is tax-deductible) to:
New Eyes
549 Millburn Avenue
P.O. Box 332
Short Hills, NJ 07078

If convenient, you may drop off glasses and other items in the collection box behind the New Eyes building at anytime or bring them into the office during our office hours, Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm.

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Take Glasses Overseas

Our Overseas Program distributes used glasses worldwide. We receive donations of used glasses from all across the country. Our specially trained volunteer teams test and sort the glasses into different categories - after which we distribute the glasses through international charitable organizations and small medical missions.
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Collect Eyeglasses

Thank you in advance for planning a Collection Drive of used eyeglasses and other items for New Eyes. This is a truly worthwhile service project for any size organization, including civic clubs, lodges, businesses, religious groups and Scout troops. A collection drive is also a wonderful Eagle Scout or Bar/Bat Mitzvah project.

Collection Drives are a great way to recycle items that people no longer use, but which are too valuable to throw away. It is also a good feeling knowing that those items will be used to improve the vision of the poor in the United States and overseas.

You can find our logo and other promotional materials in our media kit. Please ship your collection to New Eyes at 549 Millburn Ave., Short Hills, NJ 07078, or drop it off at that location.

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Eyeglasses | Sunglasses | Jewelry | Hearing Aids | Small Giftware


Interested in volunteering at our Short Hills, NJ office? 

Contact Sally Golding, our volunteer manager

973-376-4088 |

Individual Opportunities:

  • Adminstrative volunteers

  • Used eyeglasss sorters

  • Resale shop volunteers

  • Donation acknowledgers

  • Fall and Spring college internships

  • Fall to Spring high school volunteer internships

Group Opportunities:

  • Corporate groups looking for a communitity service day

  • Civic service groups

  • Scout troops

  • Summer High School Volunteer Program (six week summer program)