Southend residents have been donating their unwanted and old prescription glasses to Specsavers, who report being inundated.

Give us your old glasses

The store has collected over 500 old glasses frames to date and will be donating additional optical lenses to the charity to aid their collection.

Every pair makes a difference

Store director, Stephen Kirby, says: ‘We have been inundated with donations from members of the public and cannot believe how many pairs of glasses have been dropped off. We would like to thank all the generous people who have helped support the campaign.

Every pair will make a huge difference to someone’s life. ‘We will continue to drive this campaign forward and will continue to accept any used or unwanted specs from members of the public.’ 

Building vision clinics

As well as collecting glasses, Specsavers stores nationwide have raised more than £250,000 to improve eyecare in Zambia.

This has funded the construction of vision centres and training facilities for optometrists and eyecare specialists, in Kabawe, Mansa and Lusaka.

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