By Martin Burns
An optician has managed to gather hundreds of pairs of glasses in a drive to help a vision charity.
Paul Verity Opticians in Otley has gathered more than 500 pairs, according to the Wharfdale Observer.
The clinic has now given its thanks as it passes the donations on to Vision Aid Overseas, which will give the glasses out to areas that most need them.
DX Network Services will undertake the task of distribution for the charity.
Last month, business.rediff.com gave an account of the work of VisionSpring.
The organisation gives poor people in developing countries the tools to start up their own eye products businesses, training them and letting them have the equipment they need.
A participant in the scheme, detailed in the report, is Rama Devi.
The Indian seamstress"s husband works in agriculture and suffers long periods of not having any work.
But the couple earn 5,000 rupees (£68) each month with the glasses business they set up with VisionSpring"s help.
by Adrian Galbreth