Specsavers in Woodbridge has donated hundreds of glasses to Vision Aid Overseas (VAO).


The store has been encouraging local residents to donate their unused and unwanted glasses to the store in order to help the cause which sets up eyecare services in Zambia. After collecting hundreds of pairs the store is keen to not rest on its laurels and is asking customers to donate more pairs in the new year.


Specsavers director, Ming Tye said: ‘We would like to thank our customers for their generosity and thanks to their efforts we’ve been able to donate hundreds of glasses this year.

‘We’re keen to do even better next year so please keep bringing in your old specs, they really do change people’s lives.’


Since 2003, Specsavers has donated £800,000 to VAO meaning 85,000 people have been able to receive eyecare in Zambia. On top of this vision centres have been opened in eight Zambian provinces and the donation has helped to open the country’s first optometry training centre which was officially opened by Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins.

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