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    • DaisyM
    • By DaisyM 13th Feb 11, 2:13 PM
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    Unused Contact Lenses
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    • 13th Feb 11, 2:13 PM
    Unused Contact Lenses 13th Feb 11 at 2:13 PM
    I've got 8 boxes of 30 contact lenses, still sealed up and within their useby date. I can't sell these, ( I think it is illegal to do so) and I wondered if anyone knew if there was a charity which could either use them or sell them to raise cash?
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    • Savvy_Sue
    • By Savvy_Sue 13th Feb 11, 2:54 PM
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    I would phone the optician who dispensed them and ask if they are aware of anything. I know many opticians collect old pairs of glasses for re-use in the 3rd world.
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    • horseykitty
    • By horseykitty 13th Feb 11, 4:42 PM
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    Couldn't you sell them yourself on eBay and then donate the money to charity?
    • nedmundo
    • By nedmundo 15th Feb 11, 8:20 PM
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    They can only legally sold under the direction of a registered optician. Might be worth asking your optician if they would be of any use in return for some credit towards some specs?
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    • facingthefuture
    • By facingthefuture 16th Feb 11, 1:09 AM
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    What strength and type are they?
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