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Eyeglass turn in event next week

Tired of those old spectacles? All next week the Tualatin Lions Club is hosting a turn-in event for recycled eyeglasses.

Starting Monday, recycling containers will be set up at the Tualatin Public Library, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, the Juanita Pohl Center at Tualatin Community Park and at the Tigard Police Station.

The eyeglasses will be thoroughly cleaned and sent to rural and semi-rural areas in Mexico for people who receive little medical or eye care.

Local people walk for hours and wait for days to be examined and to have glasses dispensed,” said Brad King, a spokesman with the Tualatin Lions. “Many of these people regain sight that they’d thought lost for years.”

The turn in event begins Oct. 8 and runs through Oct. 14.