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Will you help thousands of children to see clearly this Christmas? All donations raised between 27th Nov- 5th Dec will be doubled.**UPDATE: We're almost there ... all donations will be doubled until midnight, 9th Dec** 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
This October, Freedom Destinations, one of the UK’s largest independent holiday companies, will be doubling every donation up to the first £5,000 raised for our World Sight Day Campaign. Double your donation today. Read more
For as little as £5, you can now receive a glasses recycling pack posted to your door step. Please note, one recycling pack can fit a maximum of 3 pairs of glasses (100g) without cases. Only available in the UK. 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 year, the Hakim Group have committed to raising £100,000 to support Vision Aid Overseas' child eye care programme in Ethiopia. Read more
VAO do some excellent work!
to lend a helping hand
To help the Hakim group raise £100,000
I am raising funds to join a VAO outreach and training assignment to Ghana in September 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.
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
I would like to help the people of the world to see
London Marathon 2019 - Fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas
Assignment to Zambia 17-31 August 2019
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
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.
I want to fund-raise for VAO because it is the one charity that relates to my job as a Dispensing Optician and its a great honour i can use my qualification to help people in need.
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
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
I've been planning to sign up for an assignment for years, and finally, the time has come!
We can improve the lives of so many children around the world by improving their sight. Help us give every child a future that is bright. A future with good sight.
Essilor LTD mission is "Improving Lives by Improving Sight". Money will be used to sponsor schools in some of the worlds most deprived areas to help visually impaired children.
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.
Our Head Office Team, along with one of our Professional Volunteers, Simran Hunt-Deol, will be running the Hairy Haggis Team Relay in Edinburgh!
I am raising money for a Vision Aid Overseas Sierra Leone outreach with other optometrists.
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'.