Specsavers opticians in Sittingbourne have collected more than 850 pairs of used and unwanted glasses from the community to help improve access to eyecare services in developing nations.

The team encouraged local residents to donate to the scheme in aid of international sight charity Vision Aid Overseas. The charity works in six African nations to establish vision centres, train healthcare workers and utilise the expertise of volunteers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.

Every pair makes a difference

Store director, Jia Chiang Cheong, says: ‘We have been inundated with donations from members of the public and cannot believe how many pairs of glasses have been dropped off. We would like to thank all the generous people who have helped support the campaign.

‘We will continue to drive this campaign forward and will continue to accept any used or unwanted specs from members of the public.’

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