Specsavers in Tooting is helping a local resident provide glasses to people in Ghana who have limited access to professional eye care.
The opticians has been donating specs to accountant Henry Agoh, who is due to distribute them to people living in the town of Somanya in the eastern region of Ghana over Christmas.
Henry will carry out the charity work alongside a doctor to help provide support for residents living with impaired vision, and will also provide glasses to a local MP to be distributed out further in their constituency.
Helping those with poor eyesight
Speaking about the activity, Henry said: ‘We will provide the spectacles to people such as drivers and the elderly with possible bad eyesight. The doctor will perform a number of eye tests and if any of the glasses helps someone to see better, they will be fitted straight away.
‘I am most pleased when a transport driver gets a suitable pair of glasses, as they testify that it improves their eyesight and helps to minimise lorry accidents. Graham has been of immense help by not only providing the spectacles but also through the encouragement he gives. I am particularly grateful to him.’
A word from the store director
Graham Hellmann said: ‘We are delighted to be helping Henry bring glasses to those in need in Ghana. We support any initiative that aims to give people better access to professional eye care and we hope our donation will help make a positive difference.’