For every sight test which took place on National Eye Health Week, Specsavers Corstorphine donated £1 to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Supporting sight loss
The store conducted more than 50 tests during the week meaning the stores donated £59 to the national charity, which supports people with sight loss.
Recent YouGov data, commissioned by Specsavers and RNIB, found that people in the UK are not taking their eye health as seriously as they should – despite regular eye tests being able to potentially detect signs of major health conditions including brain tumours, heart disease, strokes and diabetes.
Adam Gordon, store director of Specsavers Corstorphine, said: ‘Our eyes are so important but many people neglect their eye health when they should have a sight test every two years.
‘Eye tests don’t just tell us about your eye sight, they are a general health check and can pick up on a range of health concerns. ‘Our mission together with RNIB is to transform the nation’s eye health through education, awareness.’