2018 Annual Family BBQ Fundraiser and HG Games!


VAO do some excellent work!

Andy's Great Ethiopian Run - Part Two!

Andy Holliday

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!!!!!

Coast to Coast Cycle for Sight

Ivan Cammack

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.

Fundraising for Zambia

Mofiyinfoluwa Adeleye

Ghana 2018 Outreach and Training Assignment

Ashley Mehta

I am raising funds to join a VAO outreach and training assignment to Ghana in September 2018.

Ghana 🇬🇭 2018

Komal Patel

I will be taking part in an assignment with Vision Aid Overseas in Ghana, April 2018.

Giving the gift of sight to Ghana

Prina Ruparel

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

Giving Zambia Sight

Nikhil Manohar

Gwen London 2019

Gwen Davies

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.

Helen Short - Sierra Leone Assignment September 2017

Helen Short

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.

Help deliver the gift of sight to Zambia

Anna Marie Healy

300 Million people in the developing world do not have spectacles to live an ordinary life due to poverty and lack of optical services.

Help Tathan to volunteer in VAO's cause in Zambia

Tathan McShane

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.

HG World Cup 2018

Suaib Issa

Help to support Vision Aid Overseas with their amazing child eye care programme in Ethiopia.

Jonathan Hall Opticians

Jonathan Hall

Jonathan Hall Opticians is fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas

Kiran's running the London Marathon

Kiran Jhangaria

London Marathon 2019 - Fundraising for Vision Aid Overseas

Kristina Skill Sharing in Ghana 2018

Kristina Chapman

I am visiting Cape Coast University, Ghana in April to skill share with 5th year students.

London Marathon 2018 Team

The London Marathon Team

The Hakim Group, 'super 7' London Marathon team are aiming to raise a total of £14,000 for Vision Aid Overseas.

London Marathon 2019!!

Chris Ferguson

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

Maryams going to Zambia

Maryam Hussain

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.

Outreach in Africa

charlotte morgan

Param's volunteering in Ghana

Paramvir Luther

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

Refraction training in Livingstone, Zambia

Alan Henderson

Passing on skills and training to local health care providers in an effort to tackle avoidable blindness.

Ruth Moore: Ethiopia May 2018

Ruth Moore

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.

Sierra Leone project 2018

Dave Baker

In June 2018 I will going on my third Vision Aid Overseas project, his time to Sierra Leone


Sonia Matharu

To enable people living in poverty access to affordable glasses and eye care

Specs for Specs

Ignis Scientia

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.

Steve’s fundraising page for VISION AID

Stephen Smith

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.

Sukveer Orjela Running London Marathon

Sukveer Orjela

I want to Fundraise to support eye health of those from the neediest parts of the world

Sustainable Eye Care in Zambia

Peter Kemp

To support delivery of a teaching assignment in Zambia, departing 26 January 2018.

The Family Tradition

Peter Lyons

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.

The Great Ethiopian Run for Vision Aid Overseas

Nisma Rahman

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.

The Hairy Haggis Team

Ellie Moody

Our Head Office Team, along with one of our Professional Volunteers, Simran Hunt-Deol, will be running the Hairy Haggis Team Relay in Edinburgh!

VAO/ Simon Mann/ London Marathon

Simon Mann

To support VAO and it's objectives to ensure no one lives with poor eyesight because of poverty.

Vision Aid Overseas - Help me make a difference in Zambia

Zainab Patel

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.

Vision Aid Overseas Assignment to Ethiopia

Nalayini Thangarajah

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.

Vision Aid Overseas Sierra Leone Outreach

Priya Bhambra

I am raising money for a Vision Aid Overseas Sierra Leone outreach with other optometrists.

Vision Overseas Project to Ethiopia 16th Feb-3rd March

Sheema Ravat

Let's make a difference together to help those less fortunate than us.

Volunteering in Sierra Leone with Vision Aid Overseas

Kathryn Brackenridge

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.

We're GHANA give the gift of sight

Meera Kataria

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'.