Specsavers Honiton is fundraising for eye health partners Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to help prevent avoidable sight loss. It’s hoped funds raised will help the hundreds of people who start to lose their sight in the UK every day.

National Eye Health Week

The campaign follows a report commissioned by Specsavers and RNIB revealing that one in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime despite at least half of all cases being avoidable.

Almost six million people in the UK currently live with sight-threatening conditions yet 25% of people are not having an eye test every two years as recommended by the College of Optometrists.

The extent of the problem means that nearly every family in Britain is touched by sight problems in some way.

According to the report people put their boiler before their eye health with half of UK adults having them serviced once a year and over a third renew their mobile phone contract every two years.

A word from Specsavers

Specsavers Honiton store director, Stephen Auty, said: ‘It is thanks to the availability of eyecare on our high streets and advancement in modern technology that we are able to detect and monitor so many more eye conditions and prevent sight loss.

By supporting National Eye Health Week we hope to make avoidable sight loss a thing of the past.’

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