Opticians collects glasses for charity

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Specsavers has collected almost 2,000 pairs of glasses for Vision Aid Overseas (VAO). The Waterborne Walk opticians have been asking customers to donate their old and unused glasses to the charity.

VAO provides eye care services for people in Zambia.

VAO collection. Photo by Tolga Gucel

VAO collection. Photo by Tolga Gucel

Store director, Ekta Kotecha, said: “We are so grateful for the generosity of the Leighton Buzzard community.

“We have been able to collect a huge number of frames which will be sent to VAO and will go to provide better eye care facilities for those that need it the most.

“These unwanted frames really do make all the difference and we are always here to collect from customers.

“It is important that we provide eye care opportunities for those who are less fortunate than us.”

Since 2003 Specsavers stores have collected and recycled more than a quarter of a million glasses for the charity, and have raised over £550,000.