Got glasses? 2 more weeks to get them recycled

If you have an old pair of glasses you don’t need any more, here’s a way to make sure they don’t go to waste: Keller Williams Realty in The Junction is continuing to collect used prescription and non-prescription eyewear through the end of the month, to help Vista Missions. Hominee at KW explains, “They deliver them to people in need in foreign countries to provide free vision clinics and eye exams. Our goal is to collect enough eyeglasses by March 31st to supply an entire 5-day clinic for the team leaving for Mexico in April.” You can help by dropping off used eyewear at KW’s Junction office, 4452 California SW (map). They’re open weekdays 8:30 am-5:30 pm.

4 Replies to "Got glasses? 2 more weeks to get them recycled"

  • A March 18, 2010 (6:10 am)

    I’ve been wearing glasses for so long now and never know what to do with my old ones. We saw this sign the other day and I had already forgotten about it. Thanks for this post. I’ll look for my glasses today.

  • Daren March 18, 2010 (9:50 am)

    Thanks, time to dig up my oldies.

  • shane March 18, 2010 (11:30 am)

    I had Lasik last year and realized I had 3 pair of eyeglasses collecting dust. Just dropped them off :)

  • Diane March 19, 2010 (1:53 pm)

    Why this concern with people in foreign countries when there are plenty of people in the US…in Seattle…in West Seattle…without insurance that could make use of those glasses? I need new specs, and w/o insurance and a poor job this year, I can’t afford a check up or new ones. I think there should be more concern with taking care of our own first. There are too many people stateside w/o insurance that need help.

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