Specsavers in Bishopbriggs have donated 245 pairs of glasses to be recycled in support of the Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) charity.

The Specsavers store in Bishopbriggs collected the three-figure sum of used and unwanted specs from customers over the last three months.

The frames will be sent to VAO which recovers the precious metals within the frames and uses the income to help deliver vital eye care services to isolated communities in five African nations, as well as training local eye care workers.

A word from the store director

Angela Siu, director of Specsavers in Bishopbriggs, said: ‘I would like to say a huge thanks to all of our customers for their contributions.

‘We want to encourage our customers to keep dropping their old specs into our donations box in store, rather than having them gathering dust at home. Over the six months, we’ve amassed quite a collection which, when recycled, will make a difference in people’s lives.’

Specs can be dropped into the store at 10 The Triangle Centre, Bishopbriggs, G64 2TR

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