LensCrafters and Lions Clubs are collecting used eyeglasses that will be distributed to people in Central America.
Old, unwanted glasses can be dropped off at any LensCrafters store in Utah through New Year's and donors will receive a coupon for a $10 discount on a purchase of $50 or more at any Casual Corner store.The glasses will be collected and in the spring of 1991 LensCrafters will send a team of optometrists on a two-week mission to Costa Rica to dispense the glasses.
The team will deliver free eye care to an average of 700 people a day. In all, about 5,000 people will receive eye examinations, many for the first time.
"We're asking people to look through night stands and desk drawers and donate their old glasses to help the less fortunate," said Christy Teich, Lions spokesperson.