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Recycle your spectacles and give the gift of sightSean Clarke collecting spectacles for Vision Aid Overseas at opticians Buchanan Optometrists, Kent

The Lions Club charity is helping to fight sight loss by transforming access to eye care in developing countries. Six hundred seventy million people - 10% of the world's population - are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of spectacles.

The world's leading cause of sight loss is still prescriptive error- meaning that people simply can’t see because they are long or short-sighted and do not have the spectacles they need to correct. But we can all help by donating any unused or unwanted spectacles. The gift of spectacles is the gift of sight. A pair of your old spectacles may transform the life of a person thousands of miles away. Seeing means a child can study, or an adult can work and support their family.

Donate your old spectacles at Buchanan Optometrists. We pass these on to the Lions Club, who will recycle them. Good quality spectacles are given directly to those in the developing world that need them. Don’t worry if your old glasses are scratched or bent. If they are not good enough to be given away, the metal, plastic and lenses are recycled to provide much-needed funds to support the charity’s work. 

So far this year, we have collected over 300 pairs of old spectacles, meaning 300 people in the developing world no longer have to struggle without clear eyesight. Drop your unwanted spectacles into the practice anytime and help us support this fantastic charity.



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