Sheffield glasses wearer reunited with specs after losing them in New Zealand

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A Sheffield man who lost his glasses in New Zealand has been reunited with his favourite specs thanks to the power of social media.

The owner lost hia glasses while travelling in the Southern Hemisphere.

They were found by a lady called Sue Forbes in the Kiwi town of Whakatane and, thanks to an appointment card in the case that gave Sheffield optometrist Alex Gage’s name and facebook address, she was able to make contact with Alex to see if he could get a message to the owner.

Alex said: “It was really ironic as I used to drink with the glasses owner’s son so I was able to contact him and ask him to pass on Sue’s details to his dad.

“I was really pleased to learn that the glasses were safely returned and going forward will be encouraging patients to like our Facebook page, alexgagefamilyoptometrist, so that if this happens again, it will be easier to reunite the glasses with their owner.”

The owner called Alex to thank him on his return to Sheffield and expressed amazement that they were reunited.