The Bridgend team thank its community for helping them raise £220 for people affected by sight loss.

Practical and emotional support

The money, donated to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), was raised through raffle ticket sales at the Specsavers store on Adare Street.

The RNIB is the UK’s leading sight loss charity, which provides expert eye health information, as well as informed and impartial advice to those affected by sight loss. The charity offers practical and emotional support, and gives people with sight loss the confidence to continue living their lives to the full.

The importance of regular eye tests

Carly Hickson, manager of Specsavers Bridgend, says: ‘In many cases it can take a long time before you realise you have a problem with your eyesight, so to be diagnosed with a sight-losing condition, such as glaucoma, can be a shock. That is why we are always keen to stress the importance of regular eye tests, at least every two years. They don’t just determine if you need glasses, or a stronger prescription, they are important for checking your general eye health and spotting any early signs of eye conditions.

‘We see first-hand the positive impact the RNIB has on people’s lives - our customers regularly tell us about the excellent support they have received after being diagnosed with a sight-loss condition. We’re pleased to be able to make this donation to such an important charity and help it continue to offer its essential support and services.’

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