To mark National Eye Health Week (24-30 September), Specsavers in Ashford, in partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), is on a mission to deliver better eye care to its local community.


The store, in partnership with the RNIB, has provided additional eye health training for its non-clinical staff, to ensure that whoever a customer first sees in store has a good understanding of their individual eye care needs.

 Better understanding 

The course supports store teams 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. At least one person in every Specsavers store is now an RNIB Ambassador, wearing a distinctive badge on their uniform featuring the charity’s new branding.


Benita Lowe, RNIB ambassador at Specsavers in Ashford, said: ‘This is a fantastic piece of training. I’ve always wanted to know more about the clinical side of eye health and this course has provided that in an accessible and engaging format. I found it really useful and I know it will be of great benefit to our customers.’

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