Specsavers Holloway wants any local residents with old and unwanted specs to bring them in store so they can then be donated to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).
A little goes a long way
The charity recycles the glasses and uses the money made from selling the reusable materials to fund its charity work in developing countries. This includes giving people much-needed eye tests and treatment, and training up local optometrists.
Helping to make a difference
Store director Finlay Bowie says: ‘We can easily access professional eyecare here on the high street. In the developing world it’s a very different story and that’s why we we do what we can to improve eye health elsewhere.
‘There must be hundreds of spare specs lying around in drawers across the area that are no longer of use to their owners but that could change other peoples’ lives. Please pop into store with these specs and help to change someone’s life’.