I wear glasses. That sort of sounds like I am at a Glasses Wearers Anonymous Group, doesn’t it?! I only wear them for reading, driving and watching TV. It is because I have an astigmatism in both eyes which affects my eyesight in a fairly minor way in the fact that I have to slightly squint to read things. I like the fact that it gives me a different look and am pleased with the ones I wear. They are purple with decorative frames and they get a lot of lovely comments. BUT… I know that next year once again will come the time where I get a new eye test and, as result, new lenses are needed which means new frames. I really dislike this bit as I am so indecisive as to what fits and what is comfortable.
I have come across a new website which I didn’t know existed. SmartBuyGlasses. They stock the largest UK eye wear range and not only do they offer free UK shipping but each order comes with a free lens care kit worth £10. To add to all of that, they have a 100 day returns policy too. In stock are over 35,000 frames with a 24 month warranty. Frames start at £35 and they really do have something to suit any man or woman with lots of designer names.
But there was one thing that impressed me more than anything else. Their Buy One, Give One Charity campaign. Whenever you buy a pair of glasses from SmartBuyGlasses, they donate a pair to communities across the world that most need help. Their partnerships with Unite with Site and Lions Recycle for Sight mean that local communities are liaised with in areas such as Ghana and China. Both companies are non-profit charities and they work closely with clinics local to the areas who have outreach teams that send optometrists out into remote villages. The ophthalmic nurses together with the optometrists examine, diagnose and provide quality treatment to patients. With this collaboration it means that more poverished people are donated a pair of personalised prescription frames giving them a better chance of improved vision.
Around the world there are over 300 million people who can’t see clearly which, as a result, affects their learning and working ability. In providing these impoverished communities it means that this can create better opportunities and create a more purposeful life. So far SmartBuyGlasses have donated over $1,000,000 worth of prescription eye wear. They would like to reach the two million dollar goal by the end of 2014.
So, apart from the benefits that SmartBuyGlasses offer you, I am all for the benefits they offer to the people who aren’t as fortunate as us glasses wearers who can sit and browse through an internet connection.
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