Dewsbury residents are being urged to drop in their old unwanted glasses to Specsavers on Westgate for those living in areas where eyecare is not readily available, as the team continue to support eyecare in Zambia.

Every donation counts

So far, Specsavers in Dewsbury has collected an amazing 2,000 pairs of glasses from the generous residents in the area.

Locals can drop into the store on Westgate and leave their unwanted specs in the dedicated collection bins to help further the cause.

Paul Smith, store director at Dewsbury Specsavers says: ‘We’ve managed to collect such an amazing number of glasses already, but we're appealing to the people of Dewsbury to keep on giving.

It's all going to the brilliant charity Vision Aid Overseas, 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.

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