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I have been wearing glasses regularly for far-sightedness since I was in my twenties.
It would be OK if my eyes' condition stayed the same, but due to age and working with computers, my glasses no longer fit my eyes. At my home there are two pairs of glasses left lying around that I have not thrown away yet.
What do you do with your useless glasses ?
Recently I found out about a volunteer group that sends glasses that are not being used to Sri Lanka.
In Sri Lanka, due to a long civil war, there are many people living under conditions of poverty. And due to the poverty, the people have gotten a lack of nutrition and there are many people with failing eyesight and eye diseases there. For the people in Sri Lanka, glasses are very expensive and they cannot afford to buy them. Consequently, there are people there who have gone blind.
When I heard this story, I thought “If my useless glasses could benefit other people, wouldn't that be great ?” - so I made a donation.
If you are interested in this, would you like to join this volunteer action too ?
You can see some details at the URL above ( unfortunately all in Japanese ) .
[And although this page is dealing with another aspect of the volunteer group's activities, there is an English page to be found here]