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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

Vision Aid Overseas and Optometry Giving Sight Collaboration “Steps Up a Gear”

Posted: 12 August 2015

In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, Vision Aid Overseas has joined forces with international development organisation Optometry Giving Sight, this year actively working together to reduce visual …More

Vision Aid Overseas Sends Team of Volunteers to Zambia, June 2015

Posted: 7 August 2015

Vision Aid Overseas’ team of Professional Volunteers travel to Zambia for Outreach program …More

July 2015

Professor Brien Holden 1942 - 2015

Posted: 28 July 2015

Brien Holden, CEO of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, passed away last night in Sydney following a heart attack. He was 73. …More

Vision Aid Overseas' New Online Learning Portal Supports Optometry Graduates in Zambia

Posted: 28 July 2015

VAO is delighted to be supporting Optometry Graduates in Zambia by funding a new online CPD learning portal. …More

Vision Aid Overseas' '30th Anniversary' Initiative Revealed in AOP Awards Shortlist

Posted: 22 July 2015

Vision Aid Overseas is delighted to be shortlisted in the 2015 Association of Optometrists Awards (AOP) ‘Charity Initiative of the Year’ category for its milestone ‘30th anniversary’ campaign …More

May 2015

Specsavers to Support Vision Aid Overseas’ 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Posted: 28 May 2015

Specsavers will be the exclusive sponsor of Vision Aid Overseas' 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner taking place on Saturday 10th October 2015. …More

Optometry Giving Sight to support Vision Aid Overseas

Posted: 13 May 2015

Vision Aid Overseas has announced that global charity organisation, Optometry Giving Sight (OGS), will be joining forces with VAO providing support throughout its 30th Anniversary year by collaboratin …More

April 2015

Four hospitals in rural Ethiopia receive donations of optometry equipment from Vision Aid Overseas as part of its Refraction Room Appeal

Posted: 29 April 2015

As part of Vision Aid Overseas’ Refraction Room Appeal initiative, equipment purchased from the UK, worth over £5,000, has been donated to four hospitals in rural Ethiopia. …More

Zambia's First Ever Optometry Conference takes place

Posted: 7 April 2015

The first ever national Optometrists Conference in Zambia took place in March, marking a huge milestone in the country’s evolving eye care health system. …More

March 2015

New vehicle for VAO’s Sierra Leone team

Posted: 25 March 2015

The Vision Aid Overseas Sierra Leone programme team were delighted to be able to take delivery of a new vehicle last month. …More

VAO's Founder, Brian Ellis MBE, visits Ethiopia

Posted: 24 March 2015

Vision Aid Overseas’ Founder and Honorary Vice President, Brian Ellis MBE, has recently returned from an assignment to Ethiopia to visit the charity’s programme. …More

Fondation L'OCCITANE supports Vision Aid Overseas in John Lewis stores

Posted: 17 March 2015

Fondation L'OCCITANE is raising money through a special line of L'OCCITANE Cares Packs in John Lewis stores. …More

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