Got an old pair of specs or hearing aid lying in the back of a drawer?
Next time you come to see us simply bring them with you and pop them in our recycling box.
We’ll send all glasses on to the Chichester Lions Club which processes tens of thousands of recycled glasses each year. Donations are examined by a team of volunteers in the recycling workshop. Sorted pairs may then be sent for grading and distribution by Medico France in Le Havre.

Glasses are also sent directly to contacts running eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal. In addition, volunteers from the ‘Unite for Sight’ charity are supplied with glasses to take with them on missions to countries across the world.

Scrap metal salvaged from broken and unsuitable glasses raises funds which support the sorting operation and enable Chichester Lions Club to give financial support to eye related projects in the UK and overseas.

Hearing aids are sent to Dr Michael Nolan formerly of the Starkey Hearing Foundation who receives donations for sorting and refurbishment. They are then sent overseas to benefit less fortunate adults & children with hearing impairments.

Recycling boxes are available at all of our practices so next time you see us simply pop any donations in the box, know that you are making a difference and we’ll take care of the rest!

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