CUSTOMERS at a Keighley opticians are making a spectacle of themselves – and staff are delighted!

More than 1,500 unwanted pairs of glasses have been donated at the Specsavers store, in the Airedale Shopping Centre, since the start of the year.

The specs are recycled and the money raised used to help provide eyecare in developing countries, through the charity Vision Aid Overseas.

Raj Gill, ophthalmic director at Specsavers in Keighley, said: “We would like to thank all our customers who have helped us in this project and please do keep bringing in your glasses. Every single pair will make a difference.

“In a country where opticians’ services are readily available, such as the UK, it is easy to take our vision for granted.

“In the developing world, the provision of optical services has a real impact on people’s lives.

“So check your drawers and dig down the back of the sofa – your unwanted specs can go to good use!”