After donating hundreds of unwanted glasses to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) last year, a Canterbury opticians is calling for more donations.


The store would like to remind locals to donate their unused and unwanted glasses to the store in order to help the charity which sets up eyecare services in Zambia.


Specsavers director, Richard Leach said: ‘We would like to thank our customers for their generosity and thanks to their efforts we were able to donate hundreds of glasses last year.

‘We’re keen to beat last year’s totals so if you have any old pairs of glasses lying around then please bring them into the store.’ VAO Since 2003, Specsavers has donated £800,000 to VAO meaning 85,000 people have been able to receive eyecare in Zambia. On top of this vision centres have been opened in eight Zambian provinces and the donation has helped to open the country’s first optometry training centre which was officially opened by Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins.

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