VE supports eye health relief in Pakistan

Multiple helps provide vision care for 2,000 people in Pakistan through a donation of spectacles and screening equipment

24 Feb 2015 by Emily McCormick

Vision Express has partnered with the Al-Ain International Welfare Trust to provide around 2,000 people, including 300 children, with vital vision care. 

The High Street chain recently delivered over 2,000 pairs of spectacles to healthcare camps across Pakistan as part of a programme supporting disadvantage communities through health and education initiatives. 

In addition to the spectacles, Vision Express also donated eye health screening equipment which will be used to provide free eye care. 

Chief executive of the Al-Ain International Welfare Trust, Dr Khalid Khan, said: “This is a wonderful collaboration. Together we are providing the gift of sight for those less fortunate, who require non-surgical intervention. 

“We thank Vision Express wholeheartedly for making such a large donation of glasses, which will be life-changing for the recipients.”

Head of professional services at Vision Express, Omar Hassan, added: “We’re pleased to be in a position to help individuals overseas who are most in need of vision correction. Sight is one of our most precious senses, yet in the UK it is often neglected, despite sight loss being one of the public’s biggest fears. 

“We hope the equipment we’ve provided will allow professionals in the camps to screen for conditions more effectively and make a real difference to the vision care of generations to come.” 

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