Since the start of the year Specsavers in Eastbourne has donated hundreds of unused glasses to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and is calling for more donations.


The store has been encouraging local residents to donate their unused and unwanted glasses to the store in order to help the cause which sets up eyecare services in Zambia.


Specsavers director, Matt Briggs said: ‘We would like to thank our customers for helping us to collect such a large amount of glasses but there is still work to be done.

‘We’re keen to keep up the drive and encourage people to think of us before throwing their old specs away. It’s important that we provide opportunities for those less fortunate than us in the UK.’


Since 2003, Specsavers has donated £800,000 to VAO meaning 85,000 people have been able to receive eyecare in Zambia. On top of this vision centres have been opened in eight Zambian provinces and the donation has helped to open the country’s first optometry training centre which was officially opened by Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins.

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