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New glasses to help Rwandans' sight

Adjustable glasses from the UK could improve the vision of thousands of people in Rwanda, the Government has said.

The glasses are focused using an adjustable dial and cost just £1 per pair.

The UK's Department for International Development has invested £250,000 in British charity Vision For A Nation to provide the glasses to all Rwandans aged over eight.

Development Secretary Justine Greening said: "These affordable, self-adjustable glasses are a real game changer. British ingenuity like this can transform the lives of millions of visually impaired people across the developing world. I'm proud that British inventors and designers are responsible for breakthroughs that continue to improve the world around us."

The glasses were developed by Oxford-based firm Adlens.

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