Eye glasses

by Yaya @, Saturday, January 23, 2021, 11:09 (80 days ago)

Does anyone know if the Lion’s club that meets in Ixtapa has a glasses program to re-use Rx glasses
I will bring some down to donate but need to know where to take them * thanks GB

Eye glasses

by Casa Juan @, Saturday, January 23, 2021, 13:19 (80 days ago) @ Yaya

I do not know about the Lions Club in Ixtapa but check this board for prior posts on bringing used eye glasses thru customs at the Zihua airport.

About 6 years ago I brought glasses from my Lions Club in Alaska to give to the Red Cross here. I had a very difficult time getting them thru customs even with a letter in spanish explaining my intentions. The glasses were are labeled and refurbished so maybe customs assumed I brought them for resale.

After a tense 5 minute standoff and me telling customs to throw the glasses in the trash if they did not care about helping their fellow citizens, I was allowed to leave with the glasses.

It is possible that the procedure to bring in glasses is more refined now.
Buenas Suerte

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Eye glasses

by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, January 23, 2021, 15:22 (80 days ago) @ Casa Juan

I do not know about the Lions Club in Ixtapa but check this board for prior posts on bringing used eye glasses thru customs at the Zihua airport.

About 6 years ago I brought glasses from my Lions Club in Alaska to give to the Red Cross here. I had a very difficult time getting them thru customs even with a letter in spanish explaining my intentions. The glasses were are labeled and refurbished so maybe customs assumed I brought them for resale.

After a tense 5 minute standoff and me telling customs to throw the glasses in the trash if they did not care about helping their fellow citizens, I was allowed to leave with the glasses.

It is possible that the procedure to bring in glasses is more refined now.
Buenas Suerte

A few years ago, I brought down a large box of used glasses for Rob's wife, Lupita, to distribute. Customs insisted I pay duty. I refused and they {supposedly) went in the trash.

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by Casa Juan @, Saturday, January 23, 2021, 15:33 (80 days ago) @ frostbite

sorry to hear that. For some the earth is indeed flat.

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, January 25, 2021, 19:48 (78 days ago) @ Yaya

I have been bring sing some every year for several years now. Only once when I had well over 50 pairs did I had a chat with customs but it was clear they were not for sale and after explaining where they were going, I had no issue. I used to bring some for Lupita and the rest was given to a couple organizations. You may want to check with the local churches and other similar groups like the Lions in Zihua.