LOCALS' unused glasses are needed to help fulfil a vision to make a difference overseas.
Specsavers Bathurst and Lions Recycle for Sight's glasses recycling program is on again.
Lions Recycle for Sight sent 334,860 pairs of refurbished spectacles to 20 destinations overseas in 2018 and, this year, hopes to refurbish enough glasses to be placed on the faces of 500,000 people in need - the equivalent to going around Mount Panorama 11 times if the glasses were laid out.
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"We're asking the community to clear out their drawers of old glasses as part of their spring cleaning and put them to good use by donating them to this cause," Specsavers Bathurst co-owner Maddy Carrigan said.
"There are still many people facing major problems in developing communities simply because they don't have access to glasses.
"Over the next year, we've set ourselves a challenge to collect 100 pairs of good quality glasses or sunglasses each month."
Once glasses are collected, they will be sent to Lions Recycle for Sight in Queensland, which runs a glasses recycling facility that quality checks, cleans and categorises the glasses.
If the glasses pass the quality tests, they will be distributed overseas through charities and humanitarian organisations.
Specsavers Bathurst has a glasses recycling collection box or the glasses can be handed to a team member.