I have been trying to clean up my room all summer and I finally got a chance those last few days. After getting rid of my old books, I really wanted to do the same with my old glasses. I didn’t want to throw them out, so I started searching for a charity. I couldn’t find anything. So, I started asking around, but I still found nothing. Then I realized that maybe opticians offer donation services. So I decided to email Kefan Optics because I usually get my optics from them. It turns out that you can donate your old prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses to them. Here’s what was written in an email from the Professional Affairs Manager of Kefan Optics:
Two years ago we launched an activity to support an international project Giving Sight. We installed drop boxes in big malls for those who wish to donate their old eyeglasses. However, the ministry ordered to remove the boxes as it needed a permit. We’ve been trying to get the approval of the permit but to no avail.
Our company is sending old models of frames and sunglasses from our stock room to a charity in Africa, and we are including customers donations when get enough to send.
I was pleased when I read that email. I ended up taking my old glasses to them. So, the next time you want to throw away your glasses, think first of the people that could benefit from them.