Specsavers in Wickford has collected more than 2,500 pairs of used and unwanted glasses from the local community, to donate to international sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

2,500 pairs donated by the community

The specs will be sent to developing nations by the charity, who help improve access to eye care services.

The team from local opticians has encouraged local residents to donate to the scheme in aid of international sight charity Vision Aid Overseas.

Heart-warming generosity

Lee Hansford, store director of Specsavers Wickford, said: ‘The generosity of the contributions made by our community here in Wickford has been heart-warming. Vision Aid Overseas sells the reusable materials from these glasses, to help this great cause and make a truly positive affect on the lives of people who are less fortunate.’

Vision Aid Overseas works in six African nations to establish vision centres, train healthcare workers and utilise the expertise of volunteers to give people desperately-needed eye examinations and treatment.

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