A Seaford opticians has collected over 300 pairs of glasses for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).

Old and unused glasses donations

The Specsavers store, located at 34 Broad Street, has been asking people to donate their old and unused glasses to the charity, which provides eyecare services for people in Zambia.

Store director Martin East said: ‘We’re so grateful for the generosity of Seaford residents, donating a total of 325 glasses.

‘We’re keen to keep up this drive by encouraging more people to donate. It’s important that we provide opportunities for those who don’t have access to good quality eyecare services.’

Vision Aid Overseas

VAO works in Africa to transform access to eyecare services and is part of the Vision 2020 initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020. Since 2003 Specsavers stores have collected and recycled more than a quarter of a million glasses for the charity, and have raised over £550,000.

This money has helped a number of projects including solely funding an eyecare clinic in the Zambian capital Lusaka, which was officially opened by Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins.

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