In support of the #shadesforsight campaign this year, the team at St Albans are urging their customers to pop on a pair of sunglasses this summer.

The Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) is running the campaign to coincide with National Sunglasses Day, helping raise awareness of the need to protect your eyes from the sun.

A word from the store director

‘According to the RNIB, nearly half of all cases of sight loss are preventable’, says St Albans store director Amar Sharma.

‘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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