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Old glasses create a spectacle

Mt Ommaney Laubman & Pank optometrists Jessica Wilson and Soo Choong.
Mt Ommaney Laubman & Pank optometrists Jessica Wilson and Soo Choong.

YOUR old dusty glasses might be junk to you, but to someone else they can be a lifeline.

Until March 8, Mt Ommaney Laubman & Pank will be collecting old prescription glasses which will be passed on to people who need them through the OneSight Foundation.

Store manager, Soo Choong, said she had heard a great story about a man in Africa who couldn’t go to work because he was short-sighted, until he was given a pair of old glasses.

“At the end of the day he didn’t want to take charity, he wanted to go out and work for himself,” she said.

“We take it for granted, yet for someone else somewhere in the world, to them it (preventative blindness) is a major disease.”

Apart from collecting glasses, Mt Ommaney Laubman & Pank will also be holding a raffle to raise money for OneSight, with the competition closing on March 6.

Tickets are only $1, with the first prize being a wheelbarrow filled with household goods, second prize being sunglasses and third prize being a bottle of champagne.

On top of that, for every customer who makes a 20 cent donation to OneSight when purchasing a complete pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses, Laubman & Pank will increase that donation by $20.

The OneSight Foundation provides access to free eye care for people who can’t afford eye care through clinics and eye screening at schools, special festivals, sporting events, shelters and indigenous health centres.


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