As part of a campaign to mark National Eye Health Week, the Mold store offered customers free ‘sight superfood’ smoothies, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy diet in maintaining good eyesight.
Citrus fruits, berries and leafy greens
They served up eye health smoothie shots to customers, packed full of ingredients such as citrus fruits, berries and leafy greens including spinach, kale and collards, which are proven to boost eye health.
Customers were also invited to discuss their diet with the team in store, and learn more about keeping their eyes healthy.
A third of people ignore eye problems for over a month
Studies have shown that more than two thirds (68%) of people value their eyesight above all other senses, yet more than a third (36%) of people ignore addressing their eye problems for over a month.
Katy Owen, store manager at Specsavers Mold, said: ‘A healthy diet can significantly help in preventing age related diseases, such as macular degeneration, dry eyes, cataracts and problems with night vision.
‘Our event during National Eye Health Week aimed to highlight the importance of a healthy diet in maintaining good eyesight, and provides our customers with a chance to sample some delicious smoothies full of “eye superfoods”.
Keeping on top of eye health
‘We were also keen to stress the importance of regular eye tests in keeping on top of your eye health. Eye examinations can reveal not only problems with the person’s sight but can also be helpful in detecting signs of other health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
‘As well as checking for visual problems such as short sightedness and long sightedness, an eye examination checks for any signs of eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration, which is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. We recommend you have an eye test at least every two years.’