Specsavers in Dunfermline has collected over 1,500 pairs of glasses for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) since the store launched it campaign in January.

Helping overseas
Specsavers, located on High Street, has been asking people to donate their old and unused glasses to charity, which provides eyecare services for people in Zambia.

Store director, Andy Hepburn, says: ‘We’re so grateful for the generosity of Dunfermline residents for donating so many glasses to the store.

Importance of eyecare
'We’re keen to keep up this drive by encouraging more people to donate, as it’s important that we provide opportunities for those who don’t have access to food quality eyecare services.’

Specsavers has worked closely with Vision Aid Overseas for the last decade and is continuing to do so.

In this time, the opticians has raised more than £800,000 and has collected in excess of 250,000 pairs of glasses. The money has been put to good use by funding the construction of a school for optometry in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, and nine vision centres across the country.

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