#LoseTheGlasses campaign, a collaboration between Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu Hospital and MERCY Malaysia Sabah Chapter has managed to collect more than 100 pairs of glasses, with 84 reusable pairs, since its launch in February 2018. The glasses were assessed for its power attrition and were tagged accordingly by Optometrist Loh Kee Wen from Gleneagles Kota Kinabalu’s Eye Centre. They will be distributed to the underprivileged in villages in rural Sabah during MERCY Malaysia’s medical camps.
"The glasses collected from #LoseTheGlasses campaign will bring great value to the villagers we meet at remote areas. As we age, most people will have vision problems. Reading glasses will be really useful for reading text messages, official letters and other important activities, even for safety reasons such as reading their medical prescriptions," says Dr Anbarasu Ramalingam, Chairperson of MERCY Malaysia Sabah Chapter.