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January 2016

Vision Aid Overseas' Burkina Faso Appeal

Posted: 27 January 2016

Thank you to everyone who supported Vision Aid Overseas’ Christmas Appeal for Burkina Faso. …More

Vision Aid Overseas looks back at its 30th Anniversary year

Posted: 21 January 2016

In 2015, Vision Aid Overseas celebrated 30 years since its first team of Professional Volunteers, led by Honorary Vice President Brian Ellis, flew out to Tanzania to provide essential eye care in some …More

Vision Aid Overseas to attend 100% Optical

Posted: 14 January 2016

For the first time since the event began in 2014, eye-care charity Vision Aid Overseas will be exhibiting at this international optical trade event at ExCeL, London from 6-8 February. …More

December 2015

Vision Aid Overseas holds Programme Workshops

Posted: 11 December 2015

The Country Director’s for Vision Aid Overseas met this week for a 3-day programme workshop at the Vision Aid Overseas offices in West Sussex. …More

November 2015

Vision Aid Overseas team completes Great Ethiopian Run

Posted: 26 November 2015

On Sunday 22nd November, 38 runners completed a 10k run through Addis Ababa, the highest city in Africa, all to raise funds for Vision Aid Overseas. …More

Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund Bursary Winner - Jeavonpreet Sanghera

Posted: 20 November 2015

An Optometry Student at Anglia Ruskin spent 2 weeks of her summer break in Zambia with Vision Aid Overseas. …More

Vision Aid Overseas prepares to send Professional Volunteers back to Sierra Leone as the country is declared Ebola-free

Posted: 12 November 2015

On Saturday 7th November, Sierra Leone was officially declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation after 42 days had passed with no new cases reported following the outbreak that began in May …More

October 2015

Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund Bursary Winner - Mudeeha Mumtaz

Posted: 23 October 2015

City University London undergraduate, Mudeeha Mumtaz, spends two weeks in Zambia with Vision Aid Overseas …More

Vision Aid Overseas presents new Honorary Life Memberships and Trustees Awards

Posted: 18 October 2015

Vision Aid Overseas announced two new Honorary Life Members and three Trustee Award winners at their 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner in Coventry on Saturday 10th October. …More

Wiseman Memorial Fund bursary winner - Amy Weaver

Posted: 16 October 2015

Undergraduate Amy Weaver spends two weeks in Zambia …More

Vision Aid Overseas celebrates 30th Anniversary with Gala Dinner

Posted: 14 October 2015

Since its foundation 30 years ago Vision Aid Overseas has gone on to help over 1 million people in 26 countries gain access to life changing eye care through the provision of sight tests, training eye …More

September 2015

Aneela Raja Talks Professional Volunteering with Vision Aid Overseas

Posted: 24 September 2015

Professional Volunteer and Optometrist, Aneela Raja, discusses her recent experience of a Vision Aid Overseas assignment to Zambia. …More

Celebrate 30 Years of Helping the World to See at the Vision Aid Overseas Gala Dinner

Posted: 14 September 2015

Join Vision Aid Overseas on Saturday 10th October 2015 at the 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner taking place at the Holiday Inn in Coventry. …More

August 2015

Still a long way to go in Sierra Leone as Vision Aid Overseas receives request to provide free glasses to Ebola survivors.

Posted: 25 August 2015

Around 4,000 Sierra Leonean men, women and children have lost their lives to Ebola, Communities have been shattered, children orphaned and the fragile healthcare system left in tatters. As the epidemi …More

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