Don’t lose the picture
Specsavers and Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are working together to transform the nation’s eye health and defend against avoidable sight loss.
Our research has shown that nearly half of all sight loss is avoidable, despite this, nearly six million people in the UK currently live with sight-threatening conditions, yet 25% of people are not having an eye examination every two years as recommended by the College of Optometrists*.
The extent of the problem means that nearly every family in Britain is touched by sight problems in some way. As such, our partnership with RNIB includes a significant multi-media investment to help educate people about eye health and to raise awareness of how regular eye examinations can help reduce avoidable sight loss.
The partnership also includes a £100,000 per year pledge by Specsavers’ 700 UK stores to collectively raise essential funds to assist RNIB’s central promise: ‘to be there’ when needed, by training more sight loss advisors, who provide emotional support and advice for anyone affected by sight loss.
Do you need an eye examination?
We recommend that you book an eye examination every two years. However, if you notice any difference in your vision, fall into a certain age group, or have started experiencing problems with your eyes, it’s best to book an eye examination appointment as soon as possible.
You can book an appointment online or by calling your local Specsavers store.
What is involved in an eye examination?
An eye examination provides a comprehensive health assessment of the eyes and can detect signs of a number of sight-threatening conditions, including cataracts and glaucoma, which if detected early can be more successfully treated.
We do lots of examinations to look at
the health of your eyes. Here’s how a typical
eye examination goes.
Can’t get to us?
Specsavers Healthcall provides a comprehensive eyecare service to those who cannot get to the high street unaccompanied. Customers can benefit from a free NHS eye test, great offers and high standards of care in the comfort of their own home – and all from a name they can trust.
To see if you meet the criteria for a home visit, call 0800 198 1134 or book an appointment.
Future Photo Memories
See what it’s really like to live with an eye condition with our photo booth. Simply have your photo taken with your family or friends, we’ll print it out, and show you how different that image could be if you’re affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). We’ll also send you a digital copy of your photo that you can share on your social channels with #eyehealthmatters
Come and capture your future photo memories in the locations below.
- Intu Lakeside, Thurrock
- The Galleries, Bristol
- Intu Manchester Arndale, Manchester
- Middleton Grange, Hartlepool
- Festival Place, Basingstoke
- Centre Livingston, Edinburgh
Did you know an eye test could save your life?
For some of our customers, an appointment with Specsavers has not only saved their vision but in some cases it has saved their lives.
‘I would like you now to go and put your house in order’
‘We could have lost him in two days’
‘You’ve got to take me to A&E’
‘I’m so grateful I went in that day, I think he saved my sight’
*Source: RNIB and Specsavers State of the Nation Report – Eye Health 2017. viii YouGov Survey commissioned by Specsavers and RNIB 23 June – 7 July 2017, of 6,430 UK adults aged 18+. A regular eye test is at least once every two years.
Eye conditions and symptoms
Get familiar with various eye conditions and symptoms so you know what
to look out forand what you can do to make sure you enjoy healthy,
happy eyes for as long as possible.