Staff at Specsavers in Chatham have been busy raising awareness of eye health – and have raised money for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) at the same time.

The store, in the High Street, held an event on Wednesday 20 September to mark National Eye Health Week, an awareness week held each September that highlights the importance of having regular eye tests.

Fundraising for a good cause

Staff held a fundraising day, which raised £89.86 for the RNIB. Dispensing assistant Colin Parish took on the role of Dr Eyeball, and made a special pair of glasses designed to show customers the impact of some of the more common eye conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma.

The team gave away goody bags with a free eye test voucher included – and some great freebies for kids too.

A word from the store director

Punit Patel, store director at Specsavers Chatham, said: ‘We were keen to show our customers – without scaring them too much of course – what can happen if you do not have a regular eye test.

‘A number of conditions can be detected through an eye test. Even if there is a problem, the sooner it is found the sooner it can be treated. So if you have not had a test in a while, why not come down and see us in the store.’

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