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Specs for Charity??

Just needed to get some new reading glasses and wondered if anyone knew of charities that would have my old ones - 2 pairs (one left in the office and one for handbag). I know they are not the strongest lens but they are 2 years old and in good nick.

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Old 14.03.2011, 14:16
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Re: Specs for Charity??

It seems that the major opticians have programs where they take in your old glasses and then consolidate them (test/mark what strength they are etc.) to give to charities. Ask when you go to get the new ones.

I think that one of the chains (Visilab?) has an offer on at the moment of CHF 100 discount for your old glasses that they then give to charity.
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Re: Specs for Charity??

Thanks for this - I already have my new ones (my optician is in the UK and is the family one) but will got to one in the city and see what they'll do - maybe a discount off sunglasses!!! Even if nothing, I would rather the glasses went to someone who needed them and can use them that have them lying about my apartment
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Visilab collects them for use in poorer countries.
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Thanks Bartholemew - will go there.
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