An Orpington opticians has championed a glasses recycling scheme aimed at helping improve access to eyecare services in developing nations.

The team at Specsavers in Orpington have collected 300 pairs of used and unwanted specs from the community, which are being donated to global sight charity, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). 

How you donations are helping

Residents simply needed to drop them into collection boxes in store and the charity will now use the proceeds from selling the reusable materials towards establishing vision centres, training healthcare workers and utilising the expertise of volunteers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.

A word from the store director

Wai Leung, store director of Specsavers in Orpington, said: ‘People in developing countries don’t have such easy access to eyecare services as we here in the UK enjoy. By doing something as simple as collecting these old and unwanted specs, we can help change that. Thank you to everyone who has donated and to anyone who has a pair of specs gathering dust at home, why not pop in and put them to good use.’

 

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