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Wearside opticians collect specs for charity

07 September, 2015
Wearside Specsavers stores collected more than 5000 pairs of specs for charity, Vision Aid Overseas
Specsavers stores in Sunderland, Chester-le-Street, Seaham and Peterlee collected specs for charity, Vision Aid Overseas

Wearside eyecare experts have collected more than 5000 pairs of glasses from the community to help improve access to eyecare services overseas.

Specsavers stores in Sunderland, Chester-le-Street, Seaham and Peterlee encouraged local residents to donate old and unwanted glasses for international sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

Dean Baldassarra, store director of Specsavers in Sunderland, said: ‘We’ve been blown away by the response from residents. It’s wonderful that the sale of the reusable materials from these glasses will help create a positive effect on the lives of people less fortunate.’