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Walton on Thames' vision for Africa

25 April, 2014
Walton on Thames Specsavers team pose with their Vision Aid Overseas artwork

The people of Africa are set to benefit from a whopping donation of 700 pairs of glassed from the community of Walton on Thames.

Vision Aid Overseas

Specsavers in Walton on Thames has been collecting customers’ used and unwanted glasses on behalf of global sight charity, Vision Aid Overseas. With the help of Walton on Thames residents and Specsavers, Vision Aid Overseas are fighting poverty and developing the quality of life of those disadvantaged by poor vision. 

Call for unwanted specs

Mital Patel, store director of Specsavers Walton on Thames, says: ‘As eyesight is something that naturally deteriorates people often discover that they cannot use their glasses anymore. We encourage all of our customers purchasing new glasses to donate their old pair so they can benefit people in countries where quality eyecare is not as readily available.’

National efforts

As well as collecting glasses, Specsavers stores nationwide have raised over £300,000 to improve eyecare in Zambia. This has funded the construction of vision centres and training facilities for optometrists and eyecare specialists, in Kabawe, Mansa and Lusaka.

 

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