The Dynamic Vision team has always had a big heart when it comes to charity.
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Now they have launched their Frame It Forward project and are asking the community to recycle, re-show and reuse so they can help even more people.
Community members can play their part by donating their used frames and lenses to Dynamic Vision, which will label the prescriptions on the glasses.
Leandra Lombard, one of the optometrists, explained that she would donate the correct reading glasses and single prescription ones to Moria and Moreglans nursing homes.
More complex prescription lenses will be phased out and the frame will be retained to help less fortunate customers in the future.
She explained that not all prescription lenses will fit others, but reading glasses or sunglasses can be given to anyone.
To ensure they receive maximum donations, Dynamic Vision has partnered with eight area schools. They asked schools to drop used glasses in their donation boxes. From Monday, September 26 to Friday, September 30, learners and their parents could bring in their used glasses to donate.
In return, Dynamic Vision will sponsor an eye exam, frames and lenses for two identified children at each school. Schools that have supported Dynamic Vision are Laerskool Kenmare, Laerskool Muldersdrif Primary School, Laerskool Roodekrans, Laerskool Protearif Primary School, Krugersdorp High School, Hoërskool Noordheuwel, Norienes and Laerskool Krugersdorp-Noord.
If you still have glasses you would like to donate, you are welcome to visit one of the two Dynamic Vision branches at 46 Shannon Road or inside the Key West Mall. There will now be permanent donation boxes.
To thank the public for their donation, Dynamic Vision will give each donor a discount voucher to use on their next visit to Dynamic Vision.
When you’re at the Kenmare branch, all you have to do is drive, drop your old specs in the box, honk your horn for your re-spec voucher and away you go.
The team recently helped a number of children from the Pro Practicum school. Leandra said the donated frames would come in handy when helping another school. They were also able to reuse some lenses recently when they helped a high school student from Randfontein.
They’ve had a lot of requests from customers who didn’t want to just throw away their used specs, so this is the perfect opportunity.
You can donate any glasses, even sunglasses. They lack glasses for children under three years old.
Alongside this project, they are also organizing their spring special Out with the Old, In with the New.
The all-inclusive price for the frame, lenses and eye test for single vision glasses is R1,400; for bifocal glasses it is R2 400; and for multifocal glasses it’s R3 050.
So why not frame your used glasses forward?