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11,000 pairs of glasses donated for Recycle for Sight Month

26 May, 2015
Lions Clubs International’s Recycle for Sight Month begins with a donation of over 11,000 pairs of glasses

On the 16 February Specsavers Opticas launched a campaign to collect 4,500 pairs of unwanted glasses to present to the Lions Club for their “Recycle for Sight Month” and give the gift of sight to some of the world’s poorest people. The response has been fantastic, with over 4,674 pairs of glasses being donated across all eight stores in Spain during the campaign.

Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja has had a long standing relationship with the Lions and has been collecting glasses for many years. They have an additional 6,500 pairs of glasses to be handed over to the Lions Clubs International in May, taking the total to an incredible 11,174 pairs.

José Ángel Moral-Tajadura, Specsavers Opticas’ Business Development Manager commented: “We would like to say a huge thank you to all the generous people, the media and local organisations who have helped support the campaign and donated their unwanted glasses. Every pair will make a massive difference to someone’s life.”

The glasses donated during the campaign will be sent to the Lions Club’s recycling plant in Alicante to be graded according to prescription strength, cleaned and then boxed for distribution. Lions Club representatives are located across many developing countries including Africa and India. They test the eyes of locals and send requests for the required prescription glasses onto the fulfilment plant and now there are over 11,000 more pairs available for people in need.

Specsavers Opticas will continue to have a strong relationship with the Lions Club International and glasses can be donated at any of their eight stores on the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca and Mallorca. Find your nearest store here and for more information on Lions Clubs International and how to participate in Recycle for Sight Month visit www.lionsclubs.org