Specsavers in Batley are appealing to residents and encouraging them to drop in their old unwanted glasses to donate to those living in areas where eyecare is not readily available, as the team continue to support eyecare in Zambia.
So far, Specsavers in Batley has collected an amazing 1,000 pairs of glasses from the generous residents in the area.
Locals can drop into the store on Commercial Street and leave their unwanted specs in the dedicated collection bins to help further the cause.
Paul Smith, store director at Batley Specsavers says: ‘Everyone in the store is thrilled that we’ve managed to collect such an amazing number of glasses.
How you can help
Vision Aid Overseas is a brilliant charity and donating old glasses is a really easy and effective way to help them further their work.
If you have any more lying around in drawers or at the back of the cupboards, please do bring them in.’
The frames are recycled by the charity and the money is used to support its work in developing countries.
The aim is to improve eye health across the globe and Vision Aid Overseas estimates that 640 million people worldwide are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses.