As an optician in the UK, I appreciate the level of expert eye-care that we often take for granted, free at the point of service for all. However there are countries in the world that have no access to even the very basic level of eye-care or spectacles. Vision Aid Overseas works tirelessly to provide much needed sight saving eye-care to these many remote areas. Please help me to help them to continue their good work.

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

Nigel Terry