Specsavers in Wandsworth has spent the last six months collecting 1,287 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.

Making a difference

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.

Peter McCrory, store director at Specsavers Wandsworth, said: ‘We’ve had a brilliant response from the local community for Vision Aid Overseas so far. We have already sent off a number of boxes filled with old glasses to the charity, and we expect we’ll be sending out even more before the end of the year.’

Send in your specs today

Specsavers Wandsworth is continuing to collect glasses for Vision Aid Overseas and is aiming to donate more than 2,000 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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