Specsavers Dubbo has given the gift of sight to people thousands of kilometres away in Budaka, Uganda.

The team has been collecting second-hand glasses, cleaning and regarding them so that they can be flown to those who need them most.

The Dubbo store became involved with the group Life Charity Focus Uganda (LCFU) after Dione Carter, one of the charity’s co-founders, came in for an eye exam in 2016 and spoke to optical dispenser Lachlan Cusak about the work they do. LCFU was set up with the overall goal of improving the livelihoods of orphans and other vulnerable children.

Uganda-born Moses Goire, another LCFU co-founder, explained that around 90% of the people in his hometown district in Uganada had never had the opportunity to have an eye test.

He recently visited Specsavers Dubbo to collect the second-hand glasses to take back with him to Uganda, but before he left, he was given his first eye examination.

Since Specsavers Dubbo began supporting the charity, hundreds of glasses have been collected.

Lachlan Cusack (left) with Moses Goire