Generous customers in Caernarfon have donated thousands of pairs of glasses during 2015, which will help Zambian people living with vision impairments.
Vision Aid Oversees
Working with Vision Aid Overseas, the Specsavers store on Bridge Street a has collected 2,100 pairs of unused, old frames from customers this year.
Sincere thanks to customers
The store would like to express a sincere thanks to the hundreds of generous people who have kindly donated to the project. In a country where opticians’ services are readily available, such as the UK, it is easy to take vision for granted. In the developing world, the provision of optical services has a real impact on peoples’ lives.
All the collected glasses are recycled and the money made is used to help provide eyecare in developing countries.
Specsavers’ commitment to the charity
To date, Specsavers has channelled more than £800,000 into eye care charity Vision Aid Overseas. This contribution has helped open 10 vision centres across Zambia to serve people who previously had little or no access to eye care. Specsavers has committed to work with VAO until at least 2017 to support ophthalmic health professionals in the country.