After updating your glasses, what do you do with your old pair? If you can’t imagine wearing them again, here are 5 amazing things your old glasses can do if you decide to donate them;
- Help someone get a job and excel at it! Your old glasses can give someone greater employment opportunities and economic strength. Millions of people are pushed deeper into poverty simply because they don’t have glasses. Your old frames and lenses can help them read a job application and work to the best of their ability.
- Help a child see a brighter future. For children, a pair of glasses means they can learn to read. Clear vision means a better education, healthier development and better quality of life.
- For seniors, your old glasses can give them back their independence. Seniors are more likely to be affected by medical conditions affecting their vision, such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Multi-focal lenses are also more expensive but typically necessary for aging eyes. You can help someone be less dependent and more comfortable by donating your old frames, bi-focal lenses, or reading glasses. Give someone the confidence they need to succeed. Without the ability to see clearly it’s difficult to accomplish everyday tasks. It’s even harder to accomplish life long goals. Your old glasses can help someone see the way to make their dreams come true.
- Provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. By helping one person you’re actually helping them contribute more to their entire community.
When you donate your old glasses you can change someone’s life. You can donate your old eyeglasses, reading glasses and sunglasses Houston at our office anytime throughout the year. From there all donations will be given to the local Lions club. Volunteers will then deliver the donations to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers where volunteers clean, sort by prescription and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.