RATHER than sitting in a draw at home, your old and unused glasses could help others see a whole new world.
With World Sight Day held earlier this month, three local funeral homes are now on the hunt to give new life to rejected spectacles.
Staff from White Lady Funerals, Simplicity Funerals and Metropolitan Funerals are encouraging residents to donate any unwanted glasses so they can give the gift of sight to thousands of visually impaired adults and children in developing countries.
They are hoping to collect an additional 75 pairs of glasses for the Lions Club Australia's Recycle for Sight initiative to underline the message that 75% of blindness and vision loss is either treatable or preventable.
Metropolitan Funerals regional manager Gerard Griffiths said all three organisations were once again glad to be part of the program.
"White Lady, Simplicity and Metropolitan Funerals are proud supporters of the Recycle for Sight program and have been collecting donated eyeglasses for more than four years," Mr Griffiths said.
"We're hoping to add at least 75 pairs, if not more, to the total by the end of this month."
Mr Griffiths said the glasses would drastically improve the wellbeing and quality of life for many people.
"Corrected vision can help children perform better in school and avoid developmental delays and learning disabilities," he said.
"For adults, it could mean the difference between successfully supporting their family, instead of being unable to meet their basic needs."
Collection boxes are available at all three funeral parlours.