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MORE than 1,000 people in the developing world will make use of a reconditioned pair of glasses, following a successful appeal by an Ely optician. Specsavers, in High Street, asked people to bring in unwanted spectacles last year in aid of Vision Aid Ove
MORE than 1,000 people in the developing world will make use of a reconditioned pair of glasses, following a successful appeal by an Ely optician.
Specsavers, in High Street, asked people to bring in unwanted spectacles last year in aid of Vision Aid Overseas, a scheme that refurbishes the glasses for use by people around the world who do not have access to eyecare.
To date, the shop has sent 1,000 pairs of glasses away for refurbishment.
Store director Mark Anderson said: "We'd like to thank people for their support with the campaign so far.
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"It's very important to let people know their old glasses can be used in the third world to give people who don't have access to an optician some of the benefits we enjoy, and it's important for a local optician to support this kind of global campaign."
There are 200 million people across the world who need glasses but are unable to have them through poverty or remote locations.
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INFO: If you would like to make a donation to Vision Aid Overseas, visit Specsavers, 45 High Street, Ely, or call 01353 653120.