This week (19 – 25 September) marks National Eye Health Week, and Specsavers Newtownards is raising vital funds in store, in support of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The new partnership will not only see Specsavers in High Street raiding money for the charity, but it will also focus on increasing awareness of the importance of regular eye tests in preventing people from needlessly losing their sight.
£1 from every eye test donated
To help raise the funds, £1 from every eye test carried out in store will be donated to the RNIB.
Leigh Nelson, store director at Specsavers Newtownards, hopes to raise at least £150 for the charity, if not more; ‘In an average week, we can carry out around 250 eye tests, so we hope to smash our target! ‘It cannot be overstated just how important regular eye tests are; so many people are needlessly living with or at risk of sight loss in the UK today. A simple eye test can be the first step in helping prevent this.’
A timely partnership
The partnership comes at an exciting time, with recent findings from RNIB and Specsavers’ State of the Nation: Eye Health Report 2016, which emphasises the need for greater awareness about eye health in the UK and in promoting prevention through education.