Vision Aid Overseas & A1Optician

December 1, 2018

A1 Optician


Thank you for the glasses that you recently sent to Vision Aid Overseas.

As you may already know, Vision Aid Overseas no longer sends second glasses overseas. Instead, we recycle the second-hand glasses for their precious metal content and any vintage glasses are cleaned and sold on our eBay shop or to specialist dealers. The income generated from our recycling scheme helps us to continue to provide a sustainable solution that delivers quality eye care services and low-cost brand-new glasses, from locally trained eye care workers, to people in need. To find out more about how we recycle, click here.


1.1 billion


People worldwide have near vision impairment and can’t see properly simply because they need glasses.

12 million


Children around the world need glasses

More than 1 million


People have been given eye tests and glasses by Vision Aid Overseas since 1985


If you have any queries regarding recycling, please email or call us on 01293 535 016


Best wishes

Fundraising Team

Vision Aid Overseas

(Incorporating Optometry Giving Sight in the UK)



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