Sightsavers’ Tom Hodgson travelled to Zambia to see how eye surgeon Mr Ndalela is saving sight by diagnosing and treating people for trachoma.
The funding was announced by Richard Branson, via recorded video link, at the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018.
The three-year SHIP programme will improve the lives of more than 76,000 children through vision screening and deworming treatment.
Up to 80 per cent of UK drivers break the law by not wearing their glasses when driving, according to research by Sightsavers to mark World Sight Day.
The optical group will give customers the chance to make a donation to Sightsavers to raise money and awareness for eye care projects worldwide.