The UK branch was set up following the success of gogglesfordocs.com which was set up in the States and has facilitated over 50,000 goggle donations to date. In this national crisis we realised there was a similar need to provide eye protection in the UK to the NHS and other frontline workers whilst they were waiting for official PPE to arrive.
ALWAYS practice appropriate social distancing.
ALL gear should be wiped down and placed in a sealed, ziplock bag prior to placing in a drop-off receptacle.
If possible, drop goggles directly into collecting receptacles without touching it.
Be assured, the collection point person will wear gloves and wash their hands when handling your donation.
When gear arrives at the medical facility, it will be disinfected according to each hospital’s protocol and to be used as they deem fit.
We are only able to accept clear (or low light lenses for bad visibility). Unfortunately we do not accept mirrored lenses or heavily tinted lenses. We do not want to hide doctors' and nurses' eyes as they convey a lot of information to patients through them: empathy and reassurance in particular.
Both, used lenses are still better than a COVID cough to the face.
All types of goggles can help with vital eye protection. Motocross goggles, mountain bike goggles...something is better than nothing!
10,814! Sending a huge thank to everyone who donated!