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.
Do you need an eye test?
We recommend that you book an eye test 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 can book an appointment online or by calling your local Specsavers store.
What is involved in an eye test?
An eye test 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 how a typical eye test goes.
Can’t get to us?
Specsavers 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.
The RNIB Eye Pod
The RNIB Eye Pod is a free, interactive sight loss simulator that lets you see what it’s like to live with sight loss, as well as learning more about the conditions. Using the eyeball cameras on top, you can view the pod’s surroundings as if the cameras have macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or cataracts.
During this year’s Diabetes Week, the Eye Pod toured the UK stopping off at various Specsavers stores.
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.
‘Cataract surgery restored Susan’s vision – twice’
‘Liz's treatment of age-related macular degeneration’
'Nicola’s optician spotted a potentially life-threatening brain tumour'
‘Specsavers store director discovered colleague Jayne’s brain tumour’
*Source: RNIB and Specsavers State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review. 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.
We want to make sure you enjoy healthy, happy eyes for as long as possible. In many of our stores, we’re fully equipped to treat many eye conditions - as well as more complex issues, such as pre- and post-operative care, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Plus, in selected stores these services are delivered on behalf of the NHS, so there’s no cost to you.