The people of Zambia are set to benefit from a whopping donation of 700 pairs of glassed from the community of Dorking.

Vision Aid Overseas

Specsavers opticians in Dorking has been collecting customers’ used and unwanted glasses on behalf of global sight charity, Vision Aid Overseas. The glasses donated enable Vision Aid Overseas to fight poverty and develop the quality of life of those disadvantaged by poor vision.

Call for unwanted specs

Yehia Al-Omari, store director said: ‘As eyesight is something that naturally deteriorates people often discover that they cannot use their glasses anymore. We encourage all of our customers purchasing new glasses to donate their old pair so they can benefit people in countries where quality eyecare is not as readily available.’

National efforts

As well as collecting glasses, Specsavers stores nationwide have raised over £300,000 to improve eyecare in Zambia. This has funded the construction of vision centres and training facilities for optometrists and eyecare specialists, in Kabawe, Mansa and Lusaka.

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