Vision Aid Overseas

Providing affordable eye care and glasses to those most in need

Changing Lives

A simple pair of glasses can change lives!

Freedom Destinations believes that sustainable tourism is one of the best ways to help the countries in which we operate to develop, by providing valuable employment and opportunities to local communities.

We also believe that the world is a beautiful place and everyone deserves the right to see it. That’s why we support the work of Vision Aid Overseas, a charity that enables people living in Africa and beyond to access affordable eye care and glasses.

Vision Aid Overseas

About Vision Aid Overseas

Limited access to quality education and basic health care services can contribute to the devastating cycle of poverty across many developing countries. Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas has been helping some of the world’s poorest people to see clearly for over 30 years. They work to ensure that everyone, regardless of their gender, economic status and geographical location, has access to affordable eye care services and glasses. They do this by:

  • Establishing Vision Centres so that there are locally based eye care services to provide affordable eye tests and new glasses to all patients regardless of circumstance
  • Training local eye care workers so that there are skilled professionals in their partner countries to deliver quality eye care services at all times
  • Delivering eye care services to remote and isolated communities so that they can reach the poorest and most vulnerable people
Vision Aid Overseas

Our Support

Thanks to our clients, we have supported Vision Aid Overseas in several different ways. Five years ago we sponsored an outreach project to rural Ethiopia to deliver eye care services to those without the means to get to the nearest eye clinic. More recently, we supported the charity by donating to their appeal for Sierra Leone to increase eye care services in the Eastern Province and the training of local eye care workers in Ethiopia.

In 2018, as a corporate sponsor, Freedom Destinations doubled every donation up to the first £5,000 raised by the charity’s Big World Sight Day campaign, and then again supported the 2021 campaign. With the help of our clients, we will continue to support Vision Aid Overseas’ work in the coming years so that they can continue to provide vital eye care services to those in need.

Vision Aid Overseas

Thank you for your support. If you would like to know more about the work of Vision Aid Overseas, please visit vao.org.uk.