Billion dollars worth of productivity is lost every year because so many people do not have the glasses they need to see properly to do their job. 


Eye tests have been carried out through Vision Aid Overseas activities in the last 12 months


Pairs of glasses have been prescribed through Vision Aid Overseas activities in the last 12 months

Where we work

Africa has 73% more blind and visually impaired people than any other region in the world. Vision Aid Overseas works with local governments and community groups across four countries in Africa to ensure they establish and deliver their own sustainable eye care services. Find out more...


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How we work

Vision Aid Overseas works to ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender, economic status and geographical location, has access to affordable eye care services and glasses. To find out how we do this click here.


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