Where to recycle your glasses?  Almost all opticians have a recycling scheme so please take any unwanted old glasses to your own optician for collection.  But do make sure you keep at least one spare pair for yourself.   Here are some contacts for handling  international recycling:

Vision Aid Overseas

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Vision Aid Overseas does much more than collect old glasses.  Every year many opticians go abroad to work in third world countries examining patients’ eyes,  prescribing and supplying glasses.  Often  a pair of spectacles is all that is needed to restore sight or enable employment to continue.