Vision Aid Overseas

Vision Aid Overseas is a charity dedicated to helping people in the developing world whose lives are blighted by poor eyesight, particularly where spectacles can help.

It works by sending  teams of volunteer optometrists and dispensing opticians abroad, who set up clinics, screen large number of patients and provide appropriate spectacles.

Started in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas has provided 600,000 eye tests and given 300,000 people the ability to to see with a pair of spectacles.

Vision Aid Overseas runs a nationwide spectacle collection scheme which operates to raise money for Vision Aid Overseas and ensure spectacles are recycled in an environmentally-friendly way .

Optical practices all over the UK and Ireland can collect spectacles for Vision Aid Overseas and send them to us free of charge using a courier service.

If you have any old pairs of glasses please send them to Vision Aid Overseas to support our work.