Specsavers in Chichester is thanking customers for their generous donations to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), with the opticians collecting more than 1,000 pairs of glasses for the eye care charity so far this year.

From scrap to sight tests

The team has been encouraging the local community to donate their used and unwanted specs at the store, which are then collected and recycled by Vision Aid Overseas. Proceeds generated from the reusable parts are used to establish vision centres, train local eye care professionals and provide outreach services to isolated communities in Africa.

Mohammed Said, store director at Specsavers Chichester, said: ‘We’re not even at the end of the year but we’ve already received a ton of glasses from our customers for Vision Aid Overseas.

‘We’re well on our way to hitting our yearly target, which will have a big impact on people struggling to receive eye care in Africa.’

Supporting the cause

Specsavers Chichester is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is urging anyone with old and unused specs to donate them at the store today.

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