Specsavers in Brighouse launches unwanted specs appeal
Specsavers are urging people in Brighouse to donate their old, unwanted glasses to Vision Aid Oversees, which aims to improve the eye health of those less fortunate in the developing world.
Over a thousand glasses
Brighouse Specsavers collected over 1300 pairs of glasses for Vision Aid Overseas in 2014 and are once again collecting unused frames at the store on Commercial Street. Customers can get involved in the appeal by dropping their old frames into the in-store collection bin, which will then be donated to Vision Aid Overseas.
The glasses are recycled and the money raised is used to fund the charity’s work in developing countries. This includes giving people much needed eye tests and treatment, and training up local optometrists.
Help for others
With the help of Specsavers, the international charity is committed to providing eyecare for people living in Zambia. Previously, there had been very limited provision for the one in four Zambians who desperately require it, with just a handful of qualified optometrists serving the 12million population.