Staff from Specsavers in Lewisham used their burgeoning collection of old and unwanted glasses to create a fantastic visual display in store.

Vision Aid Overseas

The store, who have been collecting donated glasses from their customers for more than six months, will be donating the glasses to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), an international sight charity to benefit those in need across Africa.

The charity helps to mobilise professional volunteers to use their expertise in eye care and provides training to local and national institutions to help develop quality, affordable glasses for people in disadvantaged countries.

Integral role

Steven Jacobs, store director at Specsavers Lewisham said: ‘Vision Aid Overseas play an integral role in shaping the standards of eye care that people from impoverished countries are able to access and the service they provide is really vital.

‘We’re always pushing the importance of eye care messaging because of the various conditions that are associated with the eyes and it should be a huge injustice if people in Africa suffered as a result of a lack of quality eye care.

‘We’ll continue to collect glasses to help the charity out as best as we can and would implore our customers to maintain the fantastic levels of support in achieving this goal.’

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