Andrew Mitchell declares support for the campaign to promote the availability of glasses across the world

16th April 2018

Andrew Mitchell has pledged his support for ‘Clearly’, a global campaign to enable universal access to glasses. Last week ‘Clearly’ are calling on Commonwealth leaders to commit to vision for everyone at their Heads of Government meeting. The meeting of the diverse community of 53 nations will consider a range of key issues focusing on a better future of all people of the Commonwealth.

It is estimated that three-quarters of the leaders at this meeting will be wearing spectacles. Unfortunately, this is not an option for nearly a billion people in their countries, who suffer from poor vision because they have no access to glasses.

Mr Mitchell said: ‘Poor vision has a direct impact on performances in school and at work. While working as a Secretary of State for International Development I witnessed first-hand the devastating effects little to no vision can have on people in the developing world.’

‘Clear vision serves as a universal aid to reducing poverty, providing quality education and ensuring employment. Universal access to glasses would create a fairer and more prosperous world for everyone.’

Read the article in The Times here

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