A Blyth opticians has collected more than 2000 pairs of used and unwanted glasses from the community for charity.

The team from Specsavers Blyth encouraged local residents to donate to the scheme in aid of international sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

Vision Aid Overseas 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.

A word from the store director

John Ludlow, store director of Specsavers in Blyth, said: ‘We’re going to carry on the collection as we know many more people may still have an old or unwanted pair of specs at home. Why not pop into store and put them to good use by donating them to Vision Aid Overseas?’

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