Specsavers in Newtownards has donated over £200 to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The money was raised during National Eye Health Week, which ran from 19-25 September.
Over 200 eye tests
The store raised the funds by donating £1 from every eye test carried out during the week, so with 208 tests done, £208 has been donated to the RNIB.
Leigh Nelson, store director at Specsavers Newtownards commented: ‘National Eye Health Week was an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of regular eye testing at any age. From tracing early signs of glaucoma to getting eyes tested before the school year starts again, regular testing is always a good idea so this week was a great way to ensure we highlight this important message.’
Smashing the target
With a target of £150 to raise during the week, the store smashed this with £208 raised for the charity. Leigh continued: ‘On any given week, we carry out over 200 eye tests, so we knew we’d have a good total by the end of it. We’re delighted to be able to donate to such a worthy cause.’