Thank you for donating your glasses

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A Sudbury opticians has said a big ‘thank you’ to the community for donating their old, unwanted glasses to help improve the eye health of those less fortunate in the developing world.

Specsavers in Sudbury receives an average of 60 frames a month and during its 13-year tenure on the high street, customers have donated over 9,000 pairs of frames.

The unwanted, old frames are donated to Vision Aid Overseas - an charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries.

The charity raises income to support their activities overseas by recycling donated frames.

This includes giving people eye tests and treatment by training up local optometrists.

The charity supports some of the nearly 640 million people who are believed to be disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of spectacles.

Specsavers in Sudbury store director Lynette Copeland said: ‘We all know how precious our vision is and in the UK, we are lucky to have access to professionals who can assist with any eye health conditions. “

“By donating unwanted, out of date frames to this great cause, we can all play our small role in making a big difference. We thank the community and our customers for their unwavering support of the charity.”