More than 2,500 pairs of old and unwanted glasses have been amassed by a Kirkcaldy opticians to donate to eyecare charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

Specsavers Kirkcaldy is a collection point for VAO and throughout 2017 the High Street opticians donated more than 2,500 pairs thanks to the generosity of local residents.

VAO provides eyecare and glasses for people in developing countries, who otherwise would not have access to help. The charity raises money by collecting old glasses for recycling.

Making a difference

Kathryn Thompson, director of Specsavers in Kirkcaldy, said: ‘The continued support we’ve had from locals has been brilliant and I am thrilled we are able to donate another batch of frames for a great cause.

‘Vision Aid Overseas is a fantastic charity and Specsavers has been a proud supporter of it for many years. Unfortunately, there are people who don’t have access to basic eyecare and don’t have the luxury of a local opticians. The work that VAO does can make a remarkable difference to their lives.

‘I’d like to thank our customers for all their donations and encourage them to continue handing in their old and unwanted specs to help this very worthy cause.’

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