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SUMMARY We receive 10,000 pair a week through our PO Box in boxes from Lions Christmas Cake boxes, cardboard containers, postal envelopes or a single envelope.
Many families provide used spectacles no longer suitable for the family or departed relative.
We expect to achieve a throughput of close to one million pair of refurbished spectacles by 2021.
Thanks to Australians who read this short summary or are active collectors of used spectacles, currently 450,000 adults or children in the third world unable to see receive this gift free every year.
The health of those forced to flee is a major priority for UNHCR.
The project also acknowledges the support of the Queensland and Australian Governments through their grant and manpower support programs, the Moreton Bay Regional Shire Council and the Police Citizens Youth Welfare League for leasing support.
The number of Iraqis returning to their area of origin has surpassed those internally displaced for the first time since December 2013, when the country became engulfed in conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh), the United Nations migration agency said Friday.
Every pair received is refurbished and a person in the third world can now see thanks to that donation.
We received our first lensometer machine in 2000 and today we have 24 current CL300 machines, 12 CL200’s 6 upgraded industrial cleaners, grading machines, lens-cutting,machines and related equipment.