AN OPTICIANS in Bletchley is hosting a fundraising day in support of Vision Aid Overseas.
Specsavers in Bletchley, located at 110 Queensway, will be holding a book sale tomorrow (25/2) in exchange for donations to the charity. The store will also donate £1 from every eye test carried out on the day.
Store director, Bhavesh Kotecha, said: ‘The work Vision Aid Overseas does transforms the lives of people in developing countries by providing them with eyecare services. It’s a great cause, and we hoping our book sale will encourage lots of donations!’
The store has also been collecting customers’ unwanted specs for the charity’s international specs recycling scheme. All donated frames are reglazed and then dispensed by teams of volunteer optometrists.
Vision Aid Overseas is dedicated to transforming access to eyecare services in developing countries.
Since 2003, more than a quarter of a million glasses have been collected and recycled by Specsavers stores throughout the UK for the charity. As well as the glasses donations, Specsavers stores have raised more £250,000 to improve eyecare in Zambia. Specifically this has funded the construction of vision centres and training facilities to produce optometrists and eyecare specialists, in Kabawe, Mansa and very recently, Lusaka.
To make a donation to Vision Aid Overseas or book an eye examination visit the Specsavers store at 110 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire, MK2 2RU, call 01908 365533 or visit www.specsavers.com/stores/bletchley