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  • Leah Cee

Decluttering - Glasses & Sunglasses

Updated: Feb 10, 2021

At the end of every calendar year, I head off to the optometrist with $290 bucks worth of rebate from my private health insurer and get myself a new and inevitably stronger pair of specs. I opt for whatever frame and lenses I can get without paying much more than about $50 out of pocket.

Consequently I have a vast collection of specs and sunnies that are of varying prescriptions. And for some reason (probably the old “just in case” mentality), I have more glasses than I need. So, if you’re like me, it’s time to gather the unused pairs and send them off to some new eyeballs.

Specsavers have teamed up with Lions Recycle For Sight and together they ensure your old glasses are used by someone less fortunate. The program sends around 450,000 pairs of glasses to developing countries every year. You can send your old glasses, but the Recycle for Sight program asks you not to send glasses cases. Instead, wrap them in bubble wrap or put them in a padded bag, and post them to: 

LIONS Recycle For Sight Australia Inc PO Box 3021 Clontarf MDC QLD 4019

Alternately you can head to any Specsavers store and drop them in to a staff member. See the links for more details.

You can also recycle your contact lens blister packs through HCF.

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