To mark National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), Specsavers in Gyle Centre donated £1 to charity for every eye test conducted in store throughout this week.
Supporting the RNIB
The initiative is in support of Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), a 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.
Staff at Specsavers Gyle Centre hope to raise awareness of RNIB and the importance of regular eye checks while raising funds for the charity this month.
Many people neglect their eye health
Craig Daker, store director of Specsavers Gyle Centre, said: ‘We are proud to support RNIB and National Eye Health Week. Our eyes are so important but many people neglect their eye health when they should have a sight test every two years.
‘Our mission together with RNIB is to transform the nation’s eye health through education, awareness and action.'