Hoya Lens UK has taken over the surfacing and all lab work for Vision Care for Homeless People’s Birmingham Centre, bringing a boost to the charity with the knowledge that this is a cost which is covered for the next twelve months.
The support will see Hoya provide a regular supply of glasses for those visiting the practice within the William Booth Centre at Snow Hill, Birmingham. Already glasses have been dispensed to several people including one street vendor who had been managing with just one lens.
As Paul Maxwell, Hoya National Sales Manager, explained –
“We are very much looking forward to working with the charity to provide some very tangible support – the hard work is done by the volunteer opticians, dispensing opticians and those who run the clinics in Birmingham and we are delighted to provide a small part of the overall service. The Big Society message has not gone unnoticed at Hoya.”
Paul Maxwell is pictured with Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People.