Specsavers in Eastleigh has spent the last six months collecting 780 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.

Every donation helps

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.

Amy Jenkins, store director at Specsavers Eastleigh, said: ‘We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our customers who have supported our Vision Aid Overseas appeal so far this year.

‘All the glasses donated to the store will help make huge difference to the lives of people who find it difficult to access professional eye care.’

Still collecting

Specsavers Eastleigh is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate 1,500 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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