Tag: Vision Aid Overseas

Tag: Vision Aid Overseas

16 November, 2017
Lerwick director all set for Great Ethiopian Run

A local optician is taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run this November in aid of Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and has set a fundraising target of £2,600.

Store director at Specsavers Lerwick, Thomas Bruin, will be one of 37,000 participating in a 10k run through the streets of Africa’s highest city, Addis Ababa, as part of a team set up by VAO.

15 November, 2017
Specsaver Leith are proud to support Damien Rose for taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run

A dedicated optical assistant is taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run this November in aid of Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), to raise vital funds for people in developing countries.

Africa’s highest city

Damien Rose who works at Specsavers Leith will be one of 37,000 people participating in a 10k run through the streets of Africa’s highest city, Addis Ababa, as part of a team set up by Vision Aid Overseas.

Hitting target

09 November, 2017
An optician at Specsavers in Dumbarton is volunteering with Vision Aid Overseas in Sierra Leone

A determined Specsavers employee is heading to Sierra Leone to provide eye health checks for vulnerable people in need.

Volunteering with Vision Aid Overseas

Kathryn Brackenridge, optician at Specsavers in Dumbarton, is making her way to the tiny village of Makeni this month with eye health charity, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

17 October, 2017
Funds from donated glasses help support eye care projects in Africa

Specsavers in Chichester is thanking customers for their generous donations to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), with the opticians collecting more than 1,000 pairs of glasses for the eye care charity so far this year.

From scrap to sight tests

17 October, 2017
The collection at the Sleaford store has reached 2,000 pairs

The team at Specsavers in Sleaford which set itself a target to collect 5,000 pairs of unwanted glasses for charity during 2017, has hit the 2,000 donation mark.

The Southgate store has been busy collecting old and unwanted specs from customers in store throughout the year to be donated to international charity, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). It is now making a further appeal to locals to donate their old specs to the cause.

A word from the store director

29 September, 2017
(Centre behind Welsh flag) Kiran Matharu, of Specsavers, with group of opticians, optometry students and interpreters in Romania

An optometrist from Brecon has returned from Romania, where she helped hundreds of people in rural areas access eyecare services.

Kiran Matharu, who works at Specsavers Brecon, spent eight days in the Vatra Dornei region of north-eastern Romania testing people’s eyes.

Travelling with her was Peter Hong, teaching associate at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, along with five of his optometry students and another optician. They saw more than 1,500 people over five days after setting up temporary eye clinics in churches and a school hall in the mountain region.

25 September, 2017
An optometrist from Specsavers Bicester is running a 10k race in Ethiopia to raise money for VAO

Sarah Marshall, an optician at Specsavers Bicester, is training hard as she prepares to run a 10k race at altitude in Ethiopia to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

£2,000 already raised

The store director will be taking part in the race at a height of 7,500m in Addis Ababa on Saturday 25 November and is hoping to raise £2,700. Thanks to generous donations, she has already passed the £2,000 mark.

19 September, 2017
Specsavers in Palmers Green are proud to support Vision Aid Overseas

Team members at Specsavers in Palmers Green want to say a big thank you to the community for helping those less fortunate.

Helping those in developing countries get access to quality eyecare

19 September, 2017
Vision Aid Overseas gets bumper donation from Andover store

Residents of Andover continue to play a key role in helping those less fortunate in developing countries get access to quality eyecare. Over the years, locals have been donating their old glasses to Specsavers at 72 High Street in their thousands to support the international charity, Vision Aid Overseas.

How old frames help those less fortunate

These unwanted, broken or out of date frames gathering dust in drawers at homes, regularly get donated to the store throughout the year and help to assist the charity with its cause.

06 September, 2017
Old frames donated to charity Vision Aid Overseas

Over 64 million people worldwide are believed to suffer from glaucoma – a condition known as the ‘silent killer of sight.’ Thanks to the residents of Andover, Specsavers is able to play their small role in helping those less fortunate in developing countries.

Locals donate their old frames