Specsavers Droitwich's appeal for glasses to help those with sight loss in Africa and Asia - The Droitwich Standard

Specsavers Droitwich's appeal for glasses to help those with sight loss in Africa and Asia

Droitwich Editorial 4th Feb, 2022   0

DROITWICH Specsavers is one of four Worcestershire opticians appealing for unwanted glasses to help people in Africa and Asia with sight loss.

The store is working in partnership with Droitwich Lions on the scheme and, once collected, the frames and lenses will be sorted and graded by Medico France in Le Havre.

From there they are distributed to eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal and to volunteers from the ‘Unite for Sight’ charity to take with them on missions to countries across the world.

Emma Singh, store director at the Droitwich store and the other four involved, said: ‘Once you have a new pair of glasses, your old frames can easily get relegated to a drawer or, worse still, end up in the bin.




“By donating old and unwanted specs you’re not only reducing waste and helping the environment but giving those in need access to eye care they may not receive otherwise.”

People can donate their glasses at the Droitwich store and the others in Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn and Sainsbury’s Kidderminster.


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