1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

What to do with old Rx lenses and frames

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mike G, Jun 2, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Mike G

    Mike G Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    90
    What do you do with old prescription shooting lenses and frames? Any value to these.
     
  2. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    6,487
    Around here the Lion's Club accepts them for assisting those in need. Good luck.
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,434
    Post them on TS.com and sell them to the highest bidder. Lens type, color, and perscription. HMB
     
  4. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,676
    Someone actually did post an ad for used prescription shooting glasses several years ago. He put his prescription in the ad along with the lens colors, etc. The amazing thing was that apparently he knew a lot of people on this forum, and nobody made fun of him.

    However, I'm sure he never sold them.
     
  5. BD457

    BD457 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Messages:
    396
    Location:
    San Diego
    If they're +2.0 ......... :)
     
  6. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2009
    Messages:
    4,965
    As one said above the Lion's Club. You can also check with your eye Doc and see what he has to say. He just might know of a group that helps those who need them.
     
  7. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    3,402
    If you're anything like most Americans, your house is littered with junk you never use but won't throw away because you think you might need it again sometime. And it's still useless junk because you don't ever need it.

    Once you're happy with a new prescription, throw away the old lenses for crissake... and one spare pair of old frames is enough unless you let them sit in a drawer at home when you go to shoots, in which case they are worthless to you!

    Keller
     
  8. Allen-MX8

    Allen-MX8 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    618
    Yes, contact the nearest Lions Club. Lions Clubs International has a program whereby used glasses are provided to those in need.

    Here in Missouri my Club takes them to the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation in Columbia, Missouri for further processing and distribution.

    Thanks,
    Allen (Past District Governor of Lions Clubs International)
     
  9. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,209
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Our Walmart Eye Center takes them.
     
  10. willing

    willing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    843
    Location:
    E NorthCarolina
    He said old SHOOTING glasses.
    Why wouldn't the frames be useful to many?

    Bill
     
  11. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,434
    Let's have a Traphooters. Com perscription lense and frame bank. Deposit your old lenses and have access to new used ones. HMB
     
  12. Dave P

    Dave P TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,515
    Location:
    Canton, Il.
    The Lions Club collects lenses and disposes of the frames. Still a very good cause!
     
  13. yvonne

    yvonne Banned User Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,236
    I need a new frame for the XL ranger lenses.....Mine broke! Anyone have one for shipping cost?
     
  14. willing

    willing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    843
    Location:
    E NorthCarolina
    Yvonne
    Check with Ranger, I believe they repair their frames.
    Bill
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.