Kenilworth opticians collects hundreds of glasses for charity

Supervisor at Kenilworth Specsavers Tom Saunders surrounded by donated glasses
Supervisor at Kenilworth Specsavers Tom Saunders surrounded by donated glasses

An opticians in Kenilworth has collected over 1,500 pairs of old glasses which will be used to improve eyecare in developing countries.

Specsavers, in Talisman Square, collected the glasses on behalf of Kenilworth Lions, who sort and grade the glasses before sending them overseas where charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) will donate them to those who need them.

Store director Ambreena Ahsan Bhatti said: “It makes sense for us to support a cause that works towards improving someone’s eyesight.

“Having better eyecare opens the door for people to obtain a better standard of education and, therefore, a better job.

“We will continue to collect old pairs of specs, so if you have any unwanted or old glasses please do not hesitate to donate them.”

MSF is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.

Anyone wishing to donate a pair of glasses is encouraged to visit the store.

For more information call 01926 865 030 or visit specsavers.co.uk/stores/kenilworth.