Eyecare experts in Barnet raised £100 for charity to mark Diabetes Week.

The team from Specsavers on High Street donated £1 to Diabetes UK for each sight test carried out in store during Diabetes Week this summer.

A word from the store

Pragna Raghwani, Specsavers store director in Barnet, said: ‘There are two main types of diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2, and within 20 years of diagnosis, nearly all people with Type 1 and almost two thirds of people with Type 2 diabetes have some degree of eye damage as a result of their diabetes[1].

‘Given this significant vision link, we decided to donate funds from our services in store here in Barnet in support of this important cause.

‘Thank you to everyone who had an eye test during Diabetes Week for helping us reach our final fundraising total.’

Diabetes UK is the nation’s leading diabetes charity, which cares for, connects with and campaigns alongside and behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.

[1] Diabetic eye disease: A UK Incidence and Prevalence Study, Author: Rohini Mathur et al. (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Publisher: RNIB, Year of Publication: 2017

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