Transforming Eye Health
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 preventable, despite this, 13.8 million people don’t have regular eye tests*.
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 tests can help reduce preventable sight loss.
The partnership also includes a pledge by Specsavers’ 750 UK stores to collectively raise significant essential funds to assist RNIB’s central promise to ‘be there’ when needed, by providing emotional support and advice for anyone affected by sight loss.
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…
Do you need an eye test?
We recommend that you book an eye test at least 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 test appointment as soon as possible.
You book an eye test here by clicking on the ‘Book an appointment’ tab above or by calling your local Specsavers store.
What is involved in an eye test?
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 tests to look at the health of your eyes here’s a typical eye examination.
Ask the expert
If you’ve got a question about your eyesight or eye health, you can access our opticians’ expertise anytime of day or night on our website. We answer more than 500 questions a month via our Ask the Expert service.
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 here.
* Source: RNIB and Specsavers State of the Nation Report - Eye Health 2016. YouGov plc online omnibus survey of 10,000 people, July 2016. A regular test is at least once every two years.
Many Specsavers stores can also help you manage more complex eye health conditions, such as pre and post cataract surgery care, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. In selected stores, these services are delivered on behalf of the NHS, so there is no cost to you.
Ask an expert
If you have a question for us please just let us know, by typing your question below.
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