Exciting vision to help charity at Wisbech Specsavers sees 12,000 unwanted pairs of glasses donated

PUBLISHED: 15:17 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 15:17 13 December 2018

Exciting vision to help charity at Wisbech Specsavers sees 12,000 unwanted pairs of glasses donated. Picture: GRAHAM COATES

Exciting vision to help charity at Wisbech Specsavers sees 12,000 unwanted pairs of glasses donated. Picture: GRAHAM COATES

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Wisbech eyecare experts have collected nearly 12,000 pairs of unwanted glasses to help improve the eye health of those less fortunate in Africa.

Exciting vision to help charity at Wisbech Specsavers sees 12,000 unwanted pairs of glasses donated. Picture: GRAHAM COATESExciting vision to help charity at Wisbech Specsavers sees 12,000 unwanted pairs of glasses donated. Picture: GRAHAM COATES

Since the start of 2018, generous residents have been handing in their old specs to Specsavers in Wisbech.

They have now been donated to international sight charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) to benefit those in need in the developing country.

The charity will recycle the glasses and proceeds from the reusable parts will be put towards establishing vision centres - training local eyecare professionals and providing outreach services to isolated communities.

Mike Avery, Wisbech store director, said: “It’s fantastic that our customers are huge supporters of the work of Vision Aid Overseas.

Exciting vision to help charity at Wisbech Specsavers sees 12,000 unwanted pairs of glasses donated. Picture: GRAHAM COATESExciting vision to help charity at Wisbech Specsavers sees 12,000 unwanted pairs of glasses donated. Picture: GRAHAM COATES

“Something as simple as dropping your old specs in our collection box can make a huge difference to someone’s quality of life.

“If people would like to contribute, all they should do is pop into the store and drop them in the recycling box.’

To donate visit Specsavers at 9 Market Place in Wisbech.

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