The Hexham store has raised more than £475 for leading sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Supervisor and trainee dispensing option, Emily Cruise, completed the Great North Run in aid of the charity earlier this month. She raised the fantastic sum with help from her colleagues and customers. The donation was made to help raise awareness of National Eye Health Week.

Keeping an eye on your health
Pauline Wellstead, store director at Specsavers in Hexham, said: 'Our sight is so important and we shouldn’t take it for granted.

'Half of all sight loss is avoidable, and this National Eye Health Week we’re encouraging people to put eye health firmly on their agendas.

'Having your eyes tested does not just check for changes in your vision but can help prevent sight loss through early detection of conditions, and can even spot other health concerns such as high blood pressure and diabetes.'

12,300 people in Northumberland are living with sight loss, but an estimated half of all sight loss is avoidable.

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