How to Deal With the Old Eyeglasses

For people who have to wear eyeglasses in order to see clearly, they may need to change a new pair of glasses for a certain time. Maybe they have a higher prescription and can not see clearly with this pair, or maybe they are tired of the old glasses after wearing them for long time, or maybe they find an extra pair of eyeglasses will be good at their disposal. It is common that after changing a new pair, people will discard the old pair. Actually, there are several good methods to deal with these old pairs. The following will give you some ideas on it.

After you get the new pair of glasses, it is no need to throw the old pair away immediately. You can leave them in case of emergency. Of course, if your description has changed too much, it can not work. But if description just changes a little, you can still use them whenever you need them. Just imagine if your glasses are broken or stolen, what should you do if you don’t have any glasses on hand. As we know, it will take several days to adjust for a new pair of glasses. And if you still keep the old pair, you can wear them till you get the new pair. Therefore, in case of some emergency, please do not throw the old pair of glasses away if the prescription does not change a lot or the old glasses can still be useful.

For most of all, eyeglasses do not mean a small amount of money. If you still find you will not need the old pair finally, you can also donate the old pair as charity. Researches show that there are one out of four people who can not afford the eyeglasses. Though they need eyeglasses, for most of them, even three month’s salary can not buy a pair of glasses. How they desire to have a pair of glasses and see the world clearly! Of course, they don’t mind if they are second-hand. It is researched North Americans discard over four million old or unused glasses. If all these glasses can be donated to the people who need them, how great it is!

As a matter of fact, there are many organizations worldwide that collect old eyeglasses and then donate them to poor people who need them. The following will list out the main groups for your reference: Goodwill Industries stores, Lions Club drop boxer and Lens Crafters stores. These groups gather all types of glasses, such as reading glasses, prescription and non-prescription glasses, prescription sunglasses and so on.