Committed to eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries.
Optical Express launched a long-term commitment and partnership with the international charity Sightsavers in 2017. There are 39 million blind people in the world, but 80 per cent of blindness can be cured or prevented. That's 31.2 million people who are blind when they needn't be. Shocked by this? So are we. Optical Express and Sightsavers are committed to eliminating avoidable blindness and supporting people who are irreversibly blind or disabled to live independently.
As well as raising funds from our inaugural Big Bake in October 2017, we are also pledging to donate £30 for every lens surgery booked before 30th November 2017. £30 is what it costs Sightsavers to perform life-changing cataract surgery on someone in a developing country. Our campaign will go a long way to restoring the sight of hundreds of people. There will be more fundraising activity happening, so watch this space!