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Will you help Vision Aid Overseas continue its eye care programme in Sierra Leone by helping us to raise £75,000? Read more
Through the Adopt a School initiative, Essilor will be ensuring that each and every child at adopted schools will receive an eye test and if needed, a pair of glasses to correct their vision. Read more
As a Friend of Vision Aid Overseas you will know that your regular donations are going to help where the need is greatest. Read more
Every person deserves the right to clear vision. Donate today and help transform lives through the gift of clear vision. Read more
For as little as £5, you can now receive a glasses recycling pack posted to your door step. Please let us know how many packs you would like to receive by leaving a note in the comment section. Please also note, one recycling pack can fit around three pairs of glasses without cases. Donate, Recycle and Transform lives. Read more
Our critical work goes on day by day, but it's only through the kind gifts and hard work of our fund raisers we can continue to do this. Read more
This October, we are celebrating World Sight Day with our very own Big Lunch. Join us by coming together with your family, friends and neighbours and organising your Big World Sight Day Lunch. Read more
This year, the Hakim Group have committed to raising £100,000 to support Vision Aid Overseas' child eye care programme in Ethiopia. Read more
Will you support Vision Aid Overseas to help train 20 optometry students in Ethiopia to bring local eye care to over 1 million people? Read more
VAO do some excellent work!
I'm back!! Just as I gained the peak of physical fitness for the Great Ethiopian 2016 the government of Ethiopia imposed a State of Emergency and my participation was postponed. But I'm back in training! I'll be 60 by the time I take part; please, someone...try to talk me out of it!!!!!
I am raising funds to join a VAO outreach and training assignment to Ghana in September 2018.
I will be taking part in an assignment with Vision Aid Overseas in Ghana, April 2018.
Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) is a charity in the United Kingdom which provides optical aid and services in developing countries such as Africa. Currently 1.1 billion people worldwide suffer from visual impairment due to the lack of sight tests and spectacles. Poor eye sight can impact a child's education as well as people's ability of getting a job. VAO carry out Outreach programmes in various locations so people can have eye examinations and can easily access prescription
As an Optometrist I understand the value of vision to people of all ages. VAO gives the hope of vision to those whose lives are affected by lack of vision care.
I am returning to Sierra Leone with my good friend optical technician Phil Gascoigne. We will be installing new glazing and refraction equipment, bought with funds raised through VAO's 2016 Christmas Appeal, at the Vision Centre at Connaught Hospital in Freetown. We'll also be carrying out some refresher training for the resident optometrists. Helen Short.
300 Million people in the developing world do not have spectacles to live an ordinary life due to poverty and lack of optical services.
I am fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas because I am passionate about working towards eradicating preventable sight loss, in particular, that caused by poverty and a lack of resources.
Help to support Vision Aid Overseas with their amazing child eye care programme in Ethiopia.
Jonathan Hall Opticians is fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas
London Marathon 2019 - Fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas
I am visiting Cape Coast University, Ghana in April to skill share with 5th year students.
The Hakim Group, 'super 7' London Marathon team are aiming to raise a total of £14,000 for Vision Aid Overseas.
Working for Specsavers we get to find out a lot about the exceptional work carried out by Vision Aid, that is why I am proud to be fundraising for this great Charity
This is an amazing oportunity to provide eye examination, spectacles and training for sustainable eye and vision service in Ethiopia. I trully believe that everybody has the right to good sight and no one should live with poor eyesight because of poverty.
I’m off on my next adventure to Zambia to help teach a group of students to provide basic eye health care to generations of people across remote Zambian villages.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Passing on skills and training to local health care providers in an effort to tackle avoidable blindness.
In May 2018 I will be joining a team of 5 optometrists on an outreach programme in Ethiopia with the charity Vision Aid Overseas which helps to provide eyecare and spectacles to people in remote areas. As well as giving my time I would like to raise as much money as possible for the charity before I go. Any donations would be hugely appreciated.
In June 2018 I will going on my third Vision Aid Overseas project, his time to Sierra Leone
To enable people living in poverty access to affordable glasses and eye care
In honor of FFXV’s Episode Ignis DLC launch this month, r/FFXV is holding a fundraising drive to help people around the world in need of corrective lenses.
Running London Marathon for Vision Aid Overseas. Following a recent eye operation I have realised the impact eye problems have on every aspect of your life.
I want to Fundraise to support eye health of those from the neediest parts of the world
To support delivery of a teaching assignment in Zambia, departing 26 January 2018.
My father, David and my mother, Monique both supported VAO. My father passed away in 1999, and my mother on February 8th this year. I am cycling the Prudential 100 both as a tribute to them and also for the benefits fundraising will bring to poor people in deprived countries.
Two of our store directors at Romford Specsavers, Bhavi Mistry and Kevan Green are undertaking a 10K run in the capital city of Ethiopia to raise valuable money for vision aid overseas. A charity that helps bring affordable and life changing eye care to developing countries.
Our Head Office Team, along with one of our Professional Volunteers, Simran Hunt-Deol, will be running the Hairy Haggis Team Relay in Edinburgh!
To support VAO and it's objectives to ensure no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty.
On the 2nd September 2017 I am travelling with Vision Aid Overseas to Ghana. Here I will be visiting Cape Coast University to train some of their Optometry students. We will be taking them on outreach in remote villages to provide eye care to locals who have no access to any kind of healthcare. The outcome of this assignment is to train students in Ghana to be able to sustain and carry out adequate eyecare in there country.
Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the poorest people in the world to see clearly for over 30 years. Whether you are a teacher in Ghana, a seamstress in Zambia, or a school pupil in Ethiopia, poor eye sight can have a devastating impact on your life and livelihood.Our Vision - No one lives in poverty because of poor eyesight; no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty.Our Mission - To enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eye care.
I will be joining a team of volunteers to help train and support final year optometry students in Ethiopia. With our training and mentoring, we will see the graduates go on to provide vital eye care to over a million patients in the coming years.
I am raising money for a Vision Aid Overseas Sierra Leone outreach with other optometrists.
Let's make a difference together to help those less fortunate than us.
In November this year I will be travelling Sierra Leone with a group of volunteers from the charity Vision Aid Overseas. We will be based in remote communities, providing eye tests and glasses to people who would otherwise not have access to them. To fundraise for the charity I will be taking part in the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon in October and any donations will be gratefully received.
When you grow up with something you tend to take it for granted; good vision is such a vital part of ensuring a high quality of life that we often forget to think how life could be without it. Tasks such as cooking for your family, earning a living for your children or studying for your future can become challenging. The belief at Vision Aid Overseas is that 'no one lives in poverty because of poor eyesight; no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty'.
I am happy and privileged to tell you I will be going to Zambia in October with vision aid overseas. To help fundraise for this wonderful charity I am completing a 10k rough runner challenge. I would appreciate any donations to help support the charity.