Vision Care for Homeless People
Nathan Burns, operations manager for Specsavers Exeter, Taunton and Tiverton attended the opening of a new centre to provide eyecare for homeless people in Exeter.
Masterminded by charity, Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP), Nathan was joined by other local businesses supporting the very worthy cause.
A thank you from the charity
Kieron Loft joint lead for the charity in Exeter thanked Specsavers for their donation to help the centre set up. He said: ‘Specsavers has given us brand new equipment that is essential to carry out an eye examinations from testing for glasses to doing a complete eye health check.’
Solving a problem
Co-founder of Specsavers Dame Mary Perkins said: ‘Vision Care for Homeless People provides a vital service to vulnerable people and I’m delighted that we could help to open a much-needed centre in Exeter.
'Many of the patients visiting the charity’s centres suffer with poor eyesight for months or years before receiving treatment so this centre will really help improve their quality of life.’
Open now to help the homeless
The new centre is located at The Clock Tower Surgery in Wat Tyler House, Exeter. It opens every Tuesday afternoon and is one of six in the country providing free eyecare to Homeless people in the UK.