In a partnership venture with the international aid charity, The Caring City, The Optical Express Group aims to help improve the vision of millions of people throughout the world in developing countries.
By donating the glasses of laser vision correction patients, as well as customers who have upgraded their old glasses, The Optical Express Group is helping to enrich lives throughout the world with sustainable, long-term benefits.
The Caring City currently has 47 projects on-going around the world, each committed to improving various healthcare services including eye care. The charity provides a basic 'gifts in kind' service which shapes job opportunities, increases life expectancy and improves overall quality of life. Together with volunteers, The Caring City provides local resident eye doctors with training, support and equipment, including the frames and lenses donated by The Optical Express Group.
When the volunteers leave and move onto their next project, the local eye doctors are equipped to continue helping people with visual problems.