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Burkina Faso Project - Vision Aid Overseas

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jersey Vision Correction's founder Dave Baker is travelling to one of Africa’s poorest regions to help improve the lives of thousands of people who desperately need spectacles to restore their sight, in order to help them lead a normal life. At Jersey Vision Correction we have successfully corrected hundreds of peoples’ eyesight using laser eye treatment. Now all those patients’ unwanted glasses are travelling with Dave to Africa to help improve the lives of those less fortunate.

After the success of last year’s trip to Ethiopia where Dave and the Vision Aid Overseas team treated and prescribed around 2000 people Dave jumped at the opportunity to be part of the team again.  

Dave flies out on December 4th and aims to treat as many people as possible during his time in Burkina Faso. Dave comments:

‘We’ve had a busy year at the clinic and have now carried out over 700 corrective laser eye treatments. As a result I have accumulated a large collection of unwanted glasses that patients have left behind following their corrective laser eye treatment. It's great to be able to put them to good use.

Living in the developed world we take eyesight for granted. With glasses, contacts and now laser eye treatment being so easily accessible.  It’s great to be able to lead a team of eye care professionals, from across the UK, who selflessly devote their time to help people who are unnecessarily disabled by poor eyesight.” 

If you want to see your old specs go to good use then drop them off at Little Grove Clinic, in St Lawrence, or simply contact us on 01534 727539 or via our facebook page to arrange for the glasses to be collected.

Vision Aid Overseas is an international charity dedicated to transforming access to eye-care services in developing countries by establishing Vision CentresThere are currently 670 million people - 10% of the world's population -disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses. 

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