AN OPTICIAN has received national recognition for the outstanding work he has done overseas, helping people in developing countries to see.

Dr Chris Davey, of Sutton-in-Craven, near Keighley, is an optician at Skipton’s Benjamin Opticians and a lecturer at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Bradford. He has devoted his spare time, through Vision Aid Overseas, to helping others to see and by providing sight tests in Ghana and Zambia to those previously unable to receive a test or treatment. Vision Aid Overseas, founded in 1985 to develop sustainable eyecare services, is a charitable organisation which believes that no one should live in poverty because of poor eyesight and that no one should live with poor eyesight because of poverty.