To celebrate National Eye Health Week, which ran from Monday 24th – Sunday 30th this year, West Wickham decorated the store in RNIB pink and held a fundraising bake sale.
About National Eye Health Week
National Eye Health Week is a yearly awareness campaign to promote the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.
This year, the focus was on Britain’s aging population and the number of 65s still working.
Official figures show that there are 8326 Brits over the age of 65 working in Bromley, with many more expected to be in employment by 2030, as people continue to live longer and healthier lives.
There are also 10,410 people living with sight loss conditions in Bromley and figures show this is a number which is expected to climb.
West Wickham’s tea party
The team at Specsavers West Wickham held an RNIB themed tea party and bake sale for the RNIB during the week. In addition, team members from the stores undertook RNIB ‘ambassador training’, to best assist customers with low vision in store, as well as broadening their understanding of advanced eye care services now available in high street opticians.
A word from the director
Bhamini Raj, store director at West Wickham says:
‘We had a great time as a team fundraising for the RNIB. It’s so important to get the word out about the need for eye exams, as so may age related sight conditions are preventable. We hope more members of the community will consider a visit to the optometrist as part of their regular health checks.’