Recycling Glasses

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Recycling Eyeglasses: A well-focused solution Introduction Do you have an old pair of glasses you’re never going to use again? If you have any thoughts of throwing them away… STOP and read this essay. I believe if you donate your old glasses to charity, people from all over the globe (especially in developing countries) will be able to have a crystal-clear view of their surroundings. Body The reason why you should donate your glasses to charity is because it saves lives, it’s good for the environment and they could give disadvantaged children the chance to have a good education. -Science Involved Eyeglasses have two main lenses. This includes a convex lens for nearsightedness, and a concave lens which is for farsightedness. With both lenses the light hits the glasses and bends inward or outward (depending on your circumstances; nearsightedness or farsightedness) According to LL. Woodward, many people say that contact lenses fulfill both nearsightedness and farsightedness. “Thanks to the advent of multifocal contact lenses, people with both vision conditions-presbyopia and myopia-now have the option, and the freedom, to choose to wear contact lenses only to improve their vision” - LL. Woodward. From my recent questioning to students with contacts, there are two different types of contacts; one is to sleep with and you can see the rest of the day without them and ones that you wear throughout the day. There are many companies that distribute used glasses to people. I’m choosing Lions Club International as an example. In Lions Club International, people either mail or place their old glasses in a box. These glasses are fixed up and given prescriptions. The glasses are packed away and sent anywhere with people in need of glas... ... middle of paper ... ...commend this to my friend, but to the whole world. It’s a great and helping opportunity if you have the chance. Sources: "Donate Glasses – How You Can Help." Donate Glasses. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2014. Url: http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/our-work/sight-programs/eyeglass-recycling/how-you-can-help.php "Recycling Eyeglasses Is a Feel-Good Waste of Money." BloombergView.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014.Url: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2012-05-03/recycling-eyeglasses-is-a-feel-good-waste-of-money Simmons, Ashlee. "How Do Glasses Work?" EHow. Demand Media, 28 Oct. 2008. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. Url: http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4564464_glasses-work.html "Contact Lenses: Now It's Possible to See Both Near and Far." Yahoo Contributor Network. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. Url: http://voices.yahoo.com/contact-lenses-now-its-possible-see-both-near-and-2963541.html

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