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Lions Low Vision Clinic

How to do I contact /make an appointment at the Lions Low Vision Clinic?

 If you'd like more information about the Lions Low Vision Service or want to set an appointment, please discuss it with your eye doctor.  Then you or your eye doctor should call the Center at 410-955-0580, Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 4:30 EST, or fax them a request at 410-955-1829.  They will send you a letter confirming your appointment, and a questionnaire to fill out and return to them.

Wilmer Eye Institute

How do I make an appointment at the Wilmer Eye Institute?


Appointments at Wilmer

Thank you for your interest in making an appointment at the Wilmer Eye Institute. A Wilmer Eye Institute Referral Coordinator is available to speak to you from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time), Monday through Friday, at 410-955-5080.

You may also call toll-free at 1-800-21JOHNS (1-800-215-6467), and ask to be switched to the Wilmer Referral Office.

We are pleased to be able to offer quick access to our referral and scheduling specialists. The best time to call is between 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm, although our agents are available beginning at 8:30 am for more urgent concerns. Call volume is very high on Mondays & between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:00 pm Tuesday - Friday, which may result in a longer wait time for a coordinator. 

*Note: International patients MUST schedule appointments through Johns Hopkins Medicine International at: 

Other Options:

  • If you have general questions about The Wilmer Eye Institute’s services, you may contact us at wilmerinfo@jhmi.edu.
  • If you are experiencing an eye emergency, you may visit the Wilmer Eye Emergency Service, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at The Johns Hopkins Hospital's Adult and Pediatric Emergency Departments.

(Pasted from: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/appointments/index.html)


Lions Clubs International

How do I donate eyeglasses?


Free for You – Priceless to Them

Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.

Everyday, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Here's how you can donate glasses and help.

Drop Your Eyeglasses in Lions Collection Boxes

You can drop off your old eyewear at Lions-sponsored collection boxes in your community. Typical locations include libraries, schools, community centers, places of worship, coffee shops, optometrist offices and other public locations where communities socialize and get together. For information specific to locations in your community, contact your local Lions club.

Donate Glasses by Mail

You can also package your old eyeglasses and mail them to one of two locations:

  • Your nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
  • Lions Clubs International Headquarters
    Attention: Receiving Department
    300 W. 22nd Street
    Oak Brook, IL 60523, USA

(Pasted here from http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/eyeglass-recycling/how-you-can-help.php)