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2017 County Clerk News

County Clerk’s Office Now Serves as Collection Point for Donations of Usable Eyeglasses

Published: 6/20/2017

For More Information Contact:

Catherine Durland (845) 486-2133

Poughkeepsie, New York:          Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall has announced that usable eyeglasses can be donated at any one of its Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices. Eyeglasses collected will be forwarded to the Lions Club International through their Recycle for Sight program.


According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 120 million people are visually impaired because of uncorrected refractive errors (far and near sightedness). Refractive errors can be easily diagnosed, measured and corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Yet, millions of people lack access to these basic services.

Drop box locations are accessible Monday through Friday 9 AM – 5 PM, with noted exceptions.

Poughkeepsie 22 Market Street, 1st Flr, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Beacon 223 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508
Wappinger 29 Marshall Road, #3, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
Millbrook 15 Merritt Avenue, Millbrook, NY 12545
(Monday, Wednesday, & Friday ONLY)
Pawling 20 East Main Street, Pawling, NY 12564
(Tuesday and Thursday ONLY)

Brad Kendall, Dutchess County Clerk and member of the Dover Lions Club, stated, “The Clerk’s Office is pleased to partner with the Lions Club to help improve the quality of life for children and adults in our own community and around the world.  For many, the ability to experience corrected vision for the first time enables them to lead productive lives. Donate your used glasses including sunglasses today.”