Specsavers optician is travelling 8,000 miles to work at a charity-run vision centre in Zambia.

Laura Mills, director at Specsavers in Old Swan,will help to provided essential eye care to local people during her visit to Zambia. It will be the third consecutive year she has travelled to Zambia to help at the centre. 

The eye care treatment carried out at the centre is vital in helping to make sure that local people are able to keep their vision healthy so they can work and maintain their independence.

The charity is keen for eye care services to be available to those living in more remote areas in Zambia too, and it has plans to spread the reach of its service to smaller communities by setting up more test spaces in localised medical centres. 

Staff and customers at Specsavers in Old Swan are raising money in support of Laura. 

Laura says: ‘The Vision Aid Overseas centres are essential in supporting eye care needs for local people. It was a great experience working there. Knowing that I have shared some of my knowledge with local people has also made the trips here feel even more worthwhile.’

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