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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

February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas celebrates 30th Anniversary year at Landmark Launch Event in London

Posted: 16 February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas celebrated the launch of its 30th Anniversary year on Monday 9th February at an event hosted in the beautiful surroundings of The Swan at The Shakespeare’s Globe in London. …More

Vision Aid Overseas to Host the First Zambia Optometry Conference

Posted: 16 February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas will be hosting the first Zambia Optometry Conference between 2nd March and 6th March 2015. The Conference will offer support to graduates of the three year Optometry Technology D …More

Vision Aid Overseas scoops a sustainability award from international ophthalmic lens company Essilor

Posted: 9 February 2015

Vision Aid Overseas and the Essilor Vision Foundation have been awarded an Essilor Sustainability Award for 2014 in recognition of their UK Aid funded partnership in Ethiopia. …More

January 2015

Vision Aid Overseas Training Dates for 2015

Posted: 30 January 2015

This year we are running four courses to train Professional Volunteers as Team Members, Deputies and Team Leaders for overseas assignments. …More

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