opticians collects thousands of glasses for third world
Burnham-On-Sea opticians has collected thousands of pairs of unwanted
specs to help fund eyecare in the developing world - and it is
appealing for more.
to the generosity of local spectacle wearers, Specsavers in Burnham
High Street has already donated thousand of old glasses to Vision
Aid Overseas. Once the specs have been donated, they are then
very grateful to everyone that has donated their unwanted specs,
it's helped make a difference to the lives of those who don't
have access to free eyecare," the store's director Rama Venkat
work VAO does is ongoing and they continue to need funds to help
with the vital support they provide."
people who wear specs will have old pairs lying around the house
from when their prescription is updated so please do come and
drop them off at the collection point in-store."
part of the store's ongoing support for VAO, they have also previously
donated a Humphrey Visual Field Analyser to the charity."
"This is used as part of the pre-screening process and tests
a patient's peripheral vision, which can help detect eye conditions
such as glaucoma.
Aid Overseas is dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming
access to eyecare in developing countries and raises money by
selling the materials recycled from old glasses.
process is environmentally friendly and enables the charity to
fund its overseas projects.
find out more or drop off a pair of glasses, pop into Specsavers
at 3 High Street in Burnham-On-Sea.
The Burnham-On-Sea staff members Leah Reading and Zoe Counsell
with some of the glasses donated