Specsavers Bridport called upon the community for help from 21 to 27 September, which was National Eye Health Week.
Eyecare services to people in Africa
The store asked residents to bring in their old specs to donate to the eyecare charity Vision Aid Overseas, which provides eyecare services to people in Africa.
Specsavers Bridport store director, Susanna Newall says: ‘Many people don’t have easy access to high quality eyecare like we do, so it’s essential that we continue to support charities like Vision Aid Overseas who can help change lives with their work.
Vision Aid Overseas
‘Lots of people in the UK take their sight for granted, so we invited everyone to think twice before throwing out old specs. We're still collecting, so bring your old glasses in store to help make a difference.’
The collected glasses are recycled and the charity will use the proceeds from selling the reusable materials to establish vision centres, train healthcare workers and give people eye examinations and treatment.