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One company's mission to make affordable glasses

Date posted: 12 January 2018

An Australian company founded in 2015 is making glasses which are environmentally friendly and affordable to consumers. Dresden Optics utilises products such as milk bottle tops, beer kegs and discarded fishing nets in the creation of their spectacles.

Dresden also has a mobile optometry clinic which travels to remote and disadvantaged areas in Australia, targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities where poor eye health is a problem.

Bruce Jeffreys, Dresden co-founder said,'The mobile clinic was really a way to get out into the community and actually provide a solution. So many people need glasses and don't have them, so the mobile clinic has been a great way to bust out of the city and serve places that need it'.

Source: SBS News

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Last updated: 16 January 2018
 
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