Specsavers Enfield is backing the #shadesforsight campaign this year by urging their customers to remember their sunglasses this summer.

The team is supporting a campaign run by the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB), which seeks to raise awareness of the need to protect your eyes from the sun, and coincides with National Sunglasses Day.

A word from the store director

Alan Phillips, store director in Enfield, said: ‘According to the RNIB, nearly half of all cases of sight loss are preventable. That is a shocking statistic, and something as simple as popping on a pair of sunglasses could help save your sight.

‘Not all sunglasses are created equal. A UV filter will protect your eyes. For the best possible protection make sure they are marked CE or British Standard BS EN ISO 12312-1:2013.’

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