Recycle old eyeglasses

This morning I finally turned an old pair of eyeglasses in at the Target optical shop, after driving around with them in the map pocket of my car for months (with good intentions).

I learned that glasses collected at Target—as well as at LensCrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Goodwill, Salvation Army, and Lions Club collection boxes—go to non-profit organizations such as OneSight and New Eyes for the Needy. If the lenses aren’t too scratched and the coatings are intact, the glasses are matched as-is to a recipient who shares your particular prescription.

This is seriously low-hanging fruit:  if you’ve got an old pair of glasses cluttering up your space, get them to your nearest collection point stat so they can enter the global pipeline to someone who needs them.Donate old eyeglasses to reduce clutter

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