Spec wearers in Tooting are being encouraged to drop off their old glasses at their local Specsavers store to help provide eye care to people living in challenging conditions in Africa.

Specsavers Tooting is once again collecting for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO), a charity providing optical services to communities in Sierra Leone, Zambia and other African countries.

Customers looking to support the cause can pop into the store and donate any unwanted or unused glasses they have.

Funds raised from recycling these glasses will help Vision Aid Overseas provide services such as training local eye care workers and setting up vision centres.

A word from the store director

Graham Hellmann, store director at Specsavers Tooting, said: ‘Vision Aid Overseas is a great cause and does a lot of good for people who have little access to eye care.

'We’re now asking our customers to help us support them by dropping in their old glasses the next time they’re passing the store.’

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