When you find that your prescription of contact lenses has changed, or you have had a successful LASIK surgery, you may no longer need to use your lenses anymore. Therefore, it is possible for you to donate your unused contact lenses to the charity for helping individuals who are less fortunate than yourself. Besides, you can also clear the cabinet space, do a good deed, and also get the tax deduction at the same time. At this time, this article is going to give you several tips to donate your unused contact lenses. Just take a look at the following tips.
The first thing that you have to do is to decide the charity you want to give your contacts. It is known that there are available several charitable organizations which accept the donations of the unused contacts. The organizations include MADRE, the Lions Club, Goodwill, New Eyes for the Needy, and so forth.
The second thing is to determine what is required for shipping your unused contacts to the chosen charity. The unused lenses should be securely packaged in a way to send them to the chosen charity in the mail. It is found that some of the organizations have a form that the will request you to fill out, but most do not.
The third thing is to donate your unused and unopened contact lenses to the charity that you have chosen. You need to make sure that you securely pack them so that they will not damage in the shipment. If you decide to give your lenses to the Goodwill or Lions Club, you do not need to send your contacts in the mail since both of them have many locations and also drop-off boxes across the country. Besides, you can try to search for the location that nearest you so that you can make your donation in person.