CRAWLEY MP Henry Smith hosted charity Vision Aid Overseas in the House of Commons.

The visit was to recognise its work to “enable people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eye care”.

High Commissioners, parliamentarians, donors and a range of international development charities were there.

Mr Smith said: “While I often welcome charities to Parliament it’s additionally special to welcome one based in Crawley which works to help people suffering from vision impairments.

“About ten per cent of the global population has an eye impairment which could be easily corrected with glasses.”