Specsavers in Richmond has spent the last six months collecting 250 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.

Saving sight from scrap

The team has been encouraging the local community to donate their used and unwanted specs at the store, 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.

Lee Penfold, store director at Specsavers Richmond, said: ‘We’ve already collected an amazing amount of glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and we’re only just over halfway through the year.

‘We’d like to thank all customers who have donated to the cause, which provides vital care to people who have difficulty accessing professional eye care.’

Send in your specs

Specsavers Richmond is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate more than 500 pairs by the end of the year. If you have any old specs to hand, please donate them at the store today.

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