Specsavers in Brighouse are urging residents to drop in their old unwanted glasses for those living in areas where eyecare is not readily available.The team continue to donate to Vision Aid Overseas, supporting eyecare in Zambia.

Unwanted specs could help change lives

So far the Brighouse store 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.

Gareth Hart, store director at Brighouse Specsavers says: 'We're thrilled with the generosity of the people of Brighouse and the number of glasses which have been donated to us.

It's a really easy and effective way to help Vision Aid Overseas further their work.

We're appealing to people in the area to have a good look around their homes for any unwanted specs.’

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.

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