According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) Prevention of Blindness and Deafness Program, about 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired. About 90% live in developing countries where access to glasses is limited.
Hakim Optical has partnered with CLERC to collect eyewear that can be recycled and distributed to people in Africa, the Philippines and Caribbean.
Currently, there is a need for:
- Prescription reading glasses.
- Single vision or bifocal eyeglasses.
- Children’s glasses.
- Prescription safety glasses.
- Prescription and non-prescription sunglasses for children and adults.
You can help by donating any eyewear that is no longer needed. We have over 160 locations across the country that are currently accepting eyewear donations. Simply drop off your prescription eyewear or sunglasses at any retail location and we’ll ensure it reaches someone in need.