VISION Support, which helps people with visual impairment, is to benefit from the support of one of the UK’s biggest brand in eyecare.
Specsavers Opticians is lending its assistance to Vision Support, a charity which helps people in Cheshire and North Wales with poor eyesight to retain their independence.
Specsavers stores throughout the region will help raise funds and awareness of the types of help the charity can offer. The two will also join forces to raise awareness amongst the public of preventable eyesight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma.
David Lee, store manager at Specsavers in Chester, said:
“We work with people with visual impairment every day, so we’re very aware of the difference it can make to people’s lives, and how it can have a major effect on day-to-day tasks.
‘We hope that all of our customers will join us at the Chester store in helping to raise funds for the charity, and help those people who live on our own doorstep that have to manage every day with visual impairment.”
Vision Support has more than 150 staff and volunteers, who help provide support to people with impaired sight, supplying low vision aids, and support services, such as IT training, and social groups.
The charity has resource centres in Chester, Halton, Wrexham, Mold, Rhyl and Conwy, and two mobile units which visit more remote local communities making it easier for those unable to get to a resource centre to get help.
Each of the centres helps to supply people with specialist equipment to help assist them with daily living, and has a range of information and services to help people with visual impairment to retain their independence.
Anyone wishing to donate money to Vision Support, can now use the collection facilities at the Chester Specsavers store, or contact the Chester resource centre on 01244 381515.