The Hatfield store is donating 2000 pairs of specs to impoverished people in developing countries.

Vision Aid Overseas

The team from Specsavers in Town Centre collected the four-figure sum of used and unwanted specs from customers over the last 12 months.

They will now be donated to charity Vision Aid Overseas, where their precious metal will be recovered and the income generated used to help build vision centres, train local eyecare workers and deliver eyecare services to remote and isolated communities in five African nations.

A word from the store

Penny Thakrar, director of Specsavers in Hatfield, said: ‘We encourage our customers to drop their old specs into our donations box in store, rather than having them gathering dust at home. Over than last year we’ve amassed quite a collection which, when recycled, will make a difference in people’s lives.' 

More than 58,000 eye tests have been carried our through Vision Aid Overseas activities in the last year.

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