Old Glasses for Overseas
With the support of local opticians, Rotary collects and distributes used glasses across the world.
Gryffe Valley Rotary Club assisted by local opticians - Frank Munro Optometrists of Kilmacolm and New Vision Optometrists of Bridge of Weir - has delivered 600 pairs of spectacles and handed these over to local eye surgeon Lennox Webb who arranges for these to be taken to eye-camps he and his colleagues organise in some of the world's poorest countries.
670 million people, or 10% of the worlds population, visually impaired because they cannot get glasses. 77% of such people can be helped with simple reading glasses, with the balance just needing prescription glasses. Providing glasses that we are finished with is an easy and yet tremendously efective way of helping people across the world.