Recycle your unwanted glasses

Donate your used spectacles to a worthy cause and help the world to see.

Vision Aid Overseas is a registered charity that provides optical aid and services to developing countries in Africa. The charity is dedicated to fighting poverty by transforming access to eye care for all.

Founded in 1985 by a group of British optometrists and dispensing opticians, Vision Aid Overseas currently operates clinics in six African countries; Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zambia. Local people can visit the clinic to have their eyes tested and receive second-hand glasses with lenses to match their needs.

Vision Aid Overseas

Vision Aid Overseas works for a world in which everyone has access to eye care and spectacles.


Since its formation Vision Aid Overseas has worked in 26 countries and helped over 1 million patients to see with a pair of spectacles.

Drop your unwanted spectacles into the collection bin at ourpractices in Chorley and Bamber Bridge.