Specsavers in Dalston Cross has spent the last six months collecting 400 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.

Optical outreach 

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.

Rupesh Halai, store director at Specsavers Dalston Cross, said: ‘It’s been great to see all the donations for Vision Aid Overseas being dropped off at the store.

'We are big supporters of the charity, as we know how much of an impact they have on bringing eye care to people living in difficult circumstances.’

Old specs? Drop them off today

Specsavers Dalston Cross is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate 1,000 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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