Specsavers in Chiswick has spent the last six months collecting 1,000 pairs of glasses to donate to Vision Aid Overseas, a charity enabling those living in poverty in Africa to access affordable glasses and eye care.

Brighter future in sight

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.

Irfan Akhtar, store director at Specsavers Chiswick, said: ‘We know there are many people who find it difficult to gain access to professional eye care, but we’re doing what we can to change that by supporting Vision Aid Overseas.

‘We’ve had a brilliant response from the local community for glasses collections this year and we would like to thank everyone who has already donated.’

How you can help

Specsavers Chiswick is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate 2,000 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.

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