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Vision Aid Overseas benefits from Visualase donation

Published on 9th June 2017

Bolton based laser eye surgery clinic Visualase has been a keen supporter of international charity Vision Aid Overseas for many years and in that time have donated thousands of pairs of glasses to the deserving cause.

The charity recycle used glasses for their precious metal content and the income generated is then used to support their programmes overseas. This enables them to build vision centres, train local eye care workers and deliver eye care services to remote and isolated communities.

Hilary Smith, Clinic Manager, said: “As a clinic providing laser eye surgery, we know the importance of eyesight, and have seen the joy on people’s faces after having treatment and realising that their eyesight has been considerably improved!

As a result our patients no longer require their glasses so what better way for them, and us, to help improve the eyesight of those who don’t have the access to the facilities we do, than to pass on those glasses to Vision Aid. We are more than happy to do our bit for such a fantastic charity!” 

A few stats…

    • 200 billion pounds worth of productivity is lost every year because so many people do not have the glasses they need to see properly to do their job.
    • 58302 eye tests have been carried out through Vision Aid Overseas activities in the last 12 months.
    • 25508 pairs of glasses have been prescribed through Vision Aid Overseas activities in the last 12 months.

If you have any unwanted glasses that you would like to donate, please feel free to drop them into the clinic in Bolton. Find our address here.

For more information on Vision Aid Overseas click here.


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