Gyle Centre raises funds for RNIB
For every sight test which took place on National Eye Health Week, Specsavers Gyle Centre donated £1 to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
The store conducted 250 tests during the week meaning the stores donated £250 to the national charity, which supports people with sight loss.
Recent YouGov data, commissioned by Specsavers and RNIB, found that people in the UK are not taking their eye health as seriously as they should – despite regular eye tests being able to potentially detect signs of major health conditions including brain tumours, heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
Ian Hobson, store director of Specsavers Gyle Centre, says: ‘It is a pleasure to support the charity and join forces with it to encourage as many people as possible in the town to have regular eye tests.
Our eyes are so important but many people neglect their eye health. ‘Our mission together with RNIB is to transform the nation’s eye health through education, awareness.’