In more under-privileged countries, people often struggle with access to quality eye care and spectacles.

With this in mind, Specsavers in Catford have joined forces with an international sight charity to provide them with just that.

Vision Aid Overseas

Over the course of the last 6 months, the store have been taking donations of old and unwanted glasses from generous customers.

In association with Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), the glasses will help towards the charities aims of providing training to local and national institutions to develop quality, affordable glasses for people in impoverished countries.

Generous donations

Steven Jacobs, store director at Specsavers Catford said: ‘Vision Aid Overseas play an integral role in shaping the standards of eye care that people from impoverished countries are able to access and the service they provide is really vital.

‘We’re always pushing the importance of eye care messaging because of the various conditions that are associated with the eyes and it should be a huge injustice if people in Africa suffered as a result of a lack of quality eye care.

‘We’ll continue to collect glasses to help the charity out as best as we can and would implore our customers to maintain the fantastic levels of support in achieving this goal.’

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