Llandudno store collects 3,500 specs for Africa
Specsavers in the Victoria Centre is thanking its kind-hearted customers, who have donated more than 3,500 pairs of glasses to charity Vision Aid Overseas in 2015.
In store drop off points
There are two collection points in store, where customers are invited to drop off their old and unneeded specs. Specsavers then sends these glasses to Vision Aid Overseas.
Vision Aid Overseas
Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care in developing countries. 670 million people - 10% of the world's population - are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of spectacles.
The Llandudno store would like to express a sincere thanks to customers who helped in this 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.