Charity and giving back

SPEX IN THE COUNTRY home and abroad  – Kenya Project 

The way we see it… when life gives abundantly, it’s good to give back.

In 2011, Spex in the City launched a charity called Spex In The Country and setting up its first eye camp and glasses distribution project in Kenya.

Our non-profit charity works directly with poor communities to create awareness of eye diseases and symptoms of deteriorating vision, as well as to help provide eye exams, surgery, and glasses to people who cannot otherwise afford them.

We got busy this year an In Kenya, Spex in the Country is working in collaboration with a fantastic organisation Spex in the Country (kenya) is sponsoring a dispensing optician to work at the kwale District Eye Centre on the coast of kenya to train others how to confidently and accurately  dispense eyewear .  Robert has moved from Nairobi for this challenging position and to turn the dispensing unit into a self sufficient inhouse shop where the profits go back into the clinic and all the good they do.

Your kind donations go towards sponsoring Robert, lenses and providing optical equipment for the clinic  In addition to financial donations, we also will gladly receive any old frames and sunglasses sitting around in drawers or attics!  Those can be sent to:

Spex in the City 

1 Shorts Gardens 


It can make a huge difference to someone’s quality of life to have healthy vision

One success story...

We met a lovely 14 yr old boy with a -18.00 prescription. He is such a lovely boy and his dream is to study hard and become a ships captain. His glasses were in a shocking state. A lens company in the uk donated thinned lenses specially made for him. We donated a frame and lenses  and as easy as that he is confident in his new glasses.

His  letter to us :

7th march 2012

Dear Gillian,

Hallo and how are you? I truly comprehend that you're fine and above all kicking live. I personally, I am good and augmenting.

My main Intention for writing to you this letter was to appreciate in advance for the pair of spectacles that I just got on the 6th March. Well it was a big surprise on my face with a lot of enthusiasm it was not until I wore them that I commenced recalling how you committedly came just for a day from the UK. This showed me that they really loved me. I was really jovial and I felt on top of the globe because I had the first pair of spectacles ever to be designed.

It seemed so sophisticated psychologically. I feel a lot of comfort with them since they are clear / transparent, and to add salt, I'm as happy as a king to bounce back once again.

I have an appraisal that they are good and above all I'm contented with them. I am so glad also to be on your website which sounds brilliant.

Once again thanks a lot and may the almighty lord's blessing rain on you vigorously. Please be in touch and recall also to pay a complement to your friends for me.

Yours faithfully