McCrystal Opticians in Armagh not only help the local community and businesses but they also an avid supporter of World Vision Aid Overseas.
They do this by collecting unwanted spectacles for reuse in developing countries where poverty is rife.
And according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), restoring sight is one of the most cost effective health interventions to reduce that poverty.
So, before binning those old pair of unwanted glasses, think McCrystal Opticians.
Their Scotch Street store has a dedicated, socially distanced, collection point within the practice, which is simple and convenient to use.
The spectacles are placed in a container, where staff then clean and refurbish, before sending away to World Vision Aid.
You can drop your spectacles off any time between 9am and 5pm, Monday – Friday.
Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the world’s poorest people to see clearly for over 30 years. Whether you are a teacher in Ghana, a seamstress in Zambia or a school pupil in Ethiopia, poor eye sight can have a devastating impact on your life and livelihood.
Without affordable eye care services, people living with poor eyesight often leave their condition to go untreated which can make their eyesight worse and can, if left untreated for long enough, lead to permanent blindness. To find out more, click here.