Unwanted Specs Appeal For The Developing World

Unwanted Specs Appeal For The Developing World

A local optician is urging in to dig out their old, unwanted glasses so that charity Vision Aid Overseas can improve the eye health of those less fortunate in Africa.

To kick off the charity campaign for in , the store will be collecting unwanted and unused frames at the store in and donating them to the international charity. The store has set a target to collect 2013 pairs of glasses to celebrate the end of a fantastic year.

The local community can support the store in achieving its goal simply by calling into and donating their old glasses in a special collection bin.

, store director at , comments:

“The situation across Africa is unfamiliar to those in Britain who have access to professional eye care from . For this reason it is important that we do all we can to improve eye health elsewhere.”

“We encourage those that have spare glasses that are no longer of use to them to donate their specs to show support for the fantastic work that Vision Aid Overseas carry out. Through everyone’s support we hope to provide an amazing present to those that need it most.”

Vision Aid Overseas recycles the glasses and the money raised is used to fund their charity work in developing countries. This includes giving essential eye tests and treatment, and the charity also train local optometrists to improve the services they provide in their own community.

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With the help of , Vision Aid Overseas is committed to providing vital eye care for living in numerous countries across Africa. Previously, there have been inadequate facilities to ensure that those who desperately require eye health care receive it.

Specsavers has worked closely with the charity for the last decade and is continuing to do so. In this time, the optician has raised more than £370,000 and has collected in excess of 250,000 pairs of glasses.

For more information about Vision Aid Overseas, visit www.vao.org.uk.



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