Specsavers in Fareham has spent the last six months collecting more than 2,500 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.
Simon Wain, store director at Specsavers Fareham, said: ‘We’ve had a tremendous response from customers for Vision Aid Overseas so far this year and we’re expecting even more donations over the next few months.
‘Every pair of glasses recycled by the charity will give people living in poverty the opportunity to gain access to professional eye care.’
How you can help
Specsavers Fareham is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate more than 5,000 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.