A Morden opticians has led a glasses recycling scheme to help improve access to eyecare services in developing nations.

Specsavers in Morden has collected 500 pairs of used and unwanted specs from the community for the global sight charity, Vision Aid Overseas.

More about the initiative

Residents dropped their glasses into collection boxes in the London Road store and the charity will now use the proceeds from selling the reusable materials towards establishing vision centres, training healthcare workers and utilising the expertise of volunteers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.

A word from the store director

Ray Hutchings, store director of Specsavers in Morden, said: ‘Eyecare can be something we take for granted living in in the UK, but many people in developing nations do not have such easy access to optiocal services. That is why we’ve been asking all our customers purchasing glasses to donate an old pair to the charity. If you have an old or unwanted pair at home, why not put them to good use and drop them off when you’re next in store or passing by.’

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