Leamington eye care team donate specs to charity’s Africa project

Space Healthcare has raised funds for Vision Aid Overseas' Spectacles for Africa programme.
Space Healthcare has raised funds for Vision Aid Overseas' Spectacles for Africa programme.

Leamington eye patients have helped to provide long-term eye care for people in Africa who cannot afford it.

Eye care specialist Space Healthcare, which is based in Clarendon Avenue, has been taking donations of unused spectacles as part of international development charity Vision Aid Overseas’ Spectacles for Africa programme.

Now the clinic, which performs laser eye surgery, cataract treatment and corneal implants, has received more than 250 pairs of glasses for the cause.

Space Healthcare’s director Rob Morgan said: “Many of our patients have undergone eye procedures which mean that they can throw away their reading glasses.

“These unwanted spectacles mount up very quickly, so we’re happy to be able to donate them to Vision Aid Overseas, who in turn exchange them for funds which will help provide long-term eye care for patients across Africa.”

Andy Holliday, the charity’s director of fundraising and communications, said: “Space Healthcare’s hard work on our behalf helps us to transform the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest countries.”

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