Vision Care for Homeless People

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Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) set up an optician's clinic in the Clock Tower Surgery in July 2017. It is run by volunteers, with many local optometrists coming in to do eye examinations, all free of charge. A third of homeless people have never had an eye test and a further third not in the last ten years. Without spectacles 35% of VCHP patients nationwide could be considered to have a functional visual impairment, so this is a vital service that we are lucky to have on our doorstep! VCHP are grateful to Bill Opticians (Newton Abbot) for glazing the lenses in the spectacles, Specsavers for supplying the majority of the test equipment, and to Pret Foundation for financial support.

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