Staff at an opticians in Lewes have collected hundreds of pairs of glasses for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) and are asking for further donations.

Unwanted specs

Specsavers in Lewes have been encouraging people to donate their old and unwanted specs to the charity, which helps provide eyecare to disadvantaged communities in Africa.


Specsavers Lewes store director, Patricia Lofting said: ‘I would like to thank our generous customers for donating their unwanted specs. We are keen to collect even more in the New Year so I would urge anyone who has any unwanted pairs at home to bring them in and support this worthy cause.’

The charity recycles the frames and uses the proceeds from selling the reusable materials to fund its work in developing countries. This includes establishing vision centres, training healthcare workers and utilising the expertise of volunteers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.


Vision Aid Overseas works in six developing countries in Africa and aims to combat poverty by giving people access to proper eyecare.

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