Specsavers in Leigh has reminded their customers to book regular eye tests to mark this year’s World Sight Day (Thursday 8th October).

'Eye Care For All'

The international World Sight Day focuses on raising global awareness of the impacts of blindness and vision impairment.

The theme of 2015’s World Sight Day was ‘eye care for all’, a campaign which is designed to ensure global eye health care is not limited by either gender or geographic location.

Store director, Rumit Patel, said: ‘You only get one pair of eyes so it is important to look after them – if you’ve not had an eye test in the last two years you should make an appointment as soon as possible.’

VAO efforts

In keeping with the theme of ensuring eye care is provided regardless of geographic or socio-economic boundaries, Leigh Specsavers staff have stepped up its efforts in aid of the Vision Aid Overseas charity.

To date Specsavers have channelled more than £300,000 into the Zambian partnership with Vision Aid Overseas, and they have set a target to fund vision centres in the country’s eight further provinces.

If you would like to contribute to Specsavers’ VAO effort, the Leigh store will be collecting old glasses to the charity for the rest of the year.

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