Specsavers in Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton and Putney have spent the last six months collecting more than 3,000 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.

Eye care for all

The teams have been encouraging their local communities to donate their used and unwanted specs at the stores, 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.

Paul Bhalla, store director at Specsavers Kingston, said: ‘Not everyone is fortunate enough to have easy access to eye care, which is why we support the vital work carried out by Vision Aid Overseas. We’d like to thank all our customers who have donated glasses to the charity.’

More donations on the way

Specsavers Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton and Putney are continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and are aiming to donate more than 6,000 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at one of the stores today.

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