Atherton optician wants your old glasses to help improve Third World eyesight
11:10am Thursday 14th March 2013 in North West
AN Atherton optician wants your old, unwanted spectacles to help improve the eyesight and lives of people in Third World countries.
Brian Gleave of Hepworth & Hall Opticians, a Kodak Lens Vision Centre, has launched the campaign through The Second Sight Project that is part of a national scheme run in partnership with Vision Aid Overseas.
The charity which asks for specs to be dropped off at the Vision Centre along with a £1 donation.
“Our vision is priceless and something that so many of us take for granted. It is incredible how the smallest gesture can revolutionise a person’s life. Simply by donating old, unwanted spectacles along with a £1 donation, will mean that someone, somewhere in the developing world will receive the gift of sight this year,” said Brian.
Vision Aid Overseas volunteer opticians dispense spectacles to those who need them the most.
Dr Natalie Briggs, Chief Executive of Vision Aid Overseas, commented: “We are transforming the lives of thousands of patients each year, but there are still many more to reach. By supporting the Kodak Lens Second Sight Project people have the opportunity to help the world to see.”
All glasses and donations should be dropped off at reception of 15 Church Street, Atherton or call 01942 876200 for more information.
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