Donate old glasses to Vision Aid Overseas through Louth Specsavers

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THE Louth Specsavers store is asking people to donate their old and unwanted glasses to less fortunate people overseas.

People can drop their spare frames into a special collection bin to support the charity Vision Aid Overseas.

The glasses are then recycled and delivered to people suffering from poor eyesight in the developing world.

Vision Aid Overseas estimates that some 670 million people – 10 per cent of the world’s population – are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses.

Andrew Downes, store director at Louth Specsavers in Mercer Row, said: “Last year, we collected more than 1,000 pairs of specs in our store and this year we’d love to beat that total.”