Recycle your spectacles and give the gift of sight
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.
We are committed to providing the very best eye care to all. Having registered with SeeAbility, we offer services for those with additional needs or learning difficulties, including:
- Extended eye examinations (i.e. 45 minutes compared to high street average) and are prepared to split the eye test into more than one visit if necessary.
- Wheelchair access to practice and consulting room.
- Specialist vision testing for those who can not read letters, ie. Kays pictures, Sheridan Gardiner, picture matching, LEA symbols. Some of our staff are also trained with basic Makaton signs to help make the examination easier.
- If it is required, a familiarisation visit by the client with learning disabilities and their supporter before the test.
- Disabled parking nearby.
- After your eye examination, we have a ‘Feedback from my Optometrist’ form, which can be filled in by the Optometrist to simply explain the examination results.
- Coloured overlay tests and Eye Tracking
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