People in Ayr are being urged to donate their old, unwanted glasses to the Ayr store's Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) campaign which aims to improve the eye health of those less fortunate in the developing world.

Specsavers on High Street has so far received an estimated 2,100 pairs of specs from people visiting the store since the beginning of January 2019.

Help for developing countries

Linda Fulton, manager at Specsavers in Ayr, said: ‘In Britain, we are used to having access to excellent eyecare on our high streets but many people in developing countries are not as lucky, so it’s important we do what we can to improve eye health there.

‘I’d like to personally thank everyone in Ayr who helped us to donate a fantastic number of frames so far this year. If you have a spare pair of unused frames lying around, we also urge to pop along to the store and contribute to this amazing cause!’

Locals can get involved in the ongoing appeal by dropping their old frames into the store, where they will find VAO collection boxes. The glasses are recycled and the money raised is used to fund the charity’s work in developing countries. This includes giving people much needed eye tests and treatment, and training up local optometrists.

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