Eyecare experts in Durham are relaunching a successful specs recycling appeal in support of sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

Opticians from Specsavers in Durham, together with Specsavers stores across the North East, collected and donated more than 44,000 pairs of old and unwanted glasses in 2015.

Now, the team are once again calling for donations of old and unwanted glasses for their special Vision Aid Overseas collection box.

A word from the store director

Andrew Craig, store director at Specsavers in Durham, said: ‘Local residents have always given generously to our Vision Aid Overseas specs appeal.

‘By renewing our appeal for glasses, we hope it will remind the community that they can put their old specs to good use. Whether you’re having an early spring clean in the house or you’re updating your specs, don’t forget you can pop your unwanted pairs in our collection box.

‘It’s such a simple initiative but it can really make a positive change in people’s lives.’

More about the charity

Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eyecare in developing countries. After collecting specs through donations, the charity recycles them in an environmentally-friendly way, and the income generated from the recycling is used to support its programmes overseas.

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