I've worked as an optometrist for 34 years and it's been great helping people to see more clearly and improve their quality of life.

Imagine living somewhere where there is no easy access to eye care or glasses.

I've just retired and have promised I will walk more so I have set myself a virtual route visiting most of the towns I have worked in. Follow me on Instagram @janesafterworkwalk as I log miles around south Lincolnshire and Peterborough. I hope some of you will be able to encourage me along with a donation.
Just a few pounds can help so many - a child go through school, a seamstress keep working or train someone to carry out eye examinations.

Thank you :)

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the world’s poorest people 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.

• 1.2 billion people worldwide can’t see properly simply because they need glasses
• 12 million children worldwide struggle to learn simply because they need glasses
• 55% of visually impaired people are women
• 89% of visually impaired people live in low and middle-income countries
• 75% of all visual impairment is preventable or curable
• $200 billion worth of productivity is lost every year because so many people do not have the glasses they need to see clearly

Jane Pullan