Washington eyecare specialists are rebooting their successful charity specs collection for Vision Aid Overseas.

In 2015, Specsavers in Washington, together with Specsavers stores across the North East, collected and donated more than 44,000 pairs of old and unwanted glasses to the charity.

Now, the team from the Washington store are again calling for donations of old and unwanted glasses for their special collection box.

A word from the store director

Robin Stuart, store director at Specsavers in Washington, said: ‘Our Vision Aid Overseas collection has been a hit with customers and residents since it was initiated.

‘However, by renewing our appeal, we hope to offer a timely reminder for people about to tackle the spring clean that their old glasses can be put to good use. Rather than having them gather dust at home, just pop them in our collection box.

‘It’s such a simple initiative but it can really make a positive difference in the lives of those less fortunate.’

More about the charity

Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eyecare in developing countries. After collecting specs through donations, the charity recycles them in an environmentally-friendly way, and the income generated from the recycling is used to support its programmes overseas.

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