Eyeglass Repair

Visually impaired people across the world are getting a new look at life with help from an unlikely source: prison inmates.

Two inmates at the South Dakota Women's Prison clean used eyeglasses that are donated through programs such as the Lions Club Recycle for Sight.

Inmates have been trained to use a lensmeter, which measures the power of a pair of eyeglasses. Inmates determine the prescription of the glasses and record the prescription so the glasses can be easily sorted.

The glasses are shipped to other countries and given to those in need of eyeglasses.


Inmates cleaning and measuring the power of eyeglasses.