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Eyeglasses Gemach

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  • Started 9 months ago by commonsense
  • Latest reply from HaLeiVi

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  1. commonsense
    not so common

    Anyone know of an eyeglasses gemach in Brooklyn?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  2. Gamanit
    recently upgraded to a wireless keyboard

    You can buy eyeglasses for really cheap online. Search retailmenot for coupons for coastal.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  3. adam12
    Joseph

    Everyone has a different prescription. How could there possibly be a gemach to share eyeglasses?

    Posted 9 months ago #
  4. commonsense
    not so common

    I'm looking to donate. I was told there was one which is why I started this thread.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  5. rebdoniel
    Modern/Open Orthodox

    Factory Eyeglass Outlet on Nostrand and Quentin, across from the Madison Jewish Center, has glasses for really cheap prices.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  6. Oh Shreck!
    Inactive

    Gemach? Who (in their right or left mind) would have exactly my eyesight. and who would want to wear someone else's things.. ew..

    Posted 9 months ago #
  7. mylogic37
    Member

    commonsense, Commonsense tells me you are making things up. Why would you donate to something that you are not sure even exist??

    Posted 9 months ago #
  8. SaysMe
    O pen, says me

    the gemachs are for the frames only people. And who would want to wear them? Someone who can't afford a new pair. I know there is one also, but don't know where, sorry. I knew of one in Eretz Yisroel too

    Posted 9 months ago #
  9. Most prescription eyeglasses are not reused here. Lenscrafters collects donated eyeglasses. Google 'donate eyeglasses'. Bloomberg had an article last year describing that the economics of shipping and repairing made donating 'a feel-good waste of money.'
    Common reading glasses are more reusable. Some shuls have a basket of reading glasses for people who do not rely on the eruv.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  10. commonsense
    not so common

    thanx farrock, I have donated glasses in the past. there used to be a box in the bank to put them into. I googled and found 2 places to send them to. I knew such places exist but a friend told me there is a gemach that takes them and I figured the mavinim on YWN would know about it. Sorry to all those who think its gross but you'd be surprised at what is given away and happily accepted and used by someone else. Shreck and others, If you go see a 4D movie as is popular in the bronx zoo, the aquarium and and many other popular places people take their kids, you have to put on the glasses they give you. Does it eckle you then? That is way worse because many different people are wearing those each day. These glasses were my kids and used by one person only. Some are in excellent condition because we always get 2 pair for each new prescription so they have a back up.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  11. Oh Shreck!
    Inactive

    commonsense:

    I "hear" you. Actually it does "ich" me. A lot. Maybe I'm just over-sensitive. Yeah I know, it's one of those about who Gemarah says their "life is not a life" :הרחמנים הרתחנים ואניני הדעת. Nu nu. That's the way I is. (and probably will be)

    Posted 9 months ago #
  12. hanz kegl
    Member

    oh shreck it is time to c an OCD therapist or maybe its just sensory issues

    Posted 9 months ago #
  13. HaLeiVi
    Plays the aeolian harp by air

    Is that the only two issues the Binah covers? I thought they reported on Asperger's and —
    That's what it is! It's jealousy. You should see a jealousist.

    Posted 9 months ago #

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