Keen to remind customers how important eye protection is during the summer months is Specsavers in Uxbridge.

Gotta wear shades

Uxbridge donned their favourite sunnies and fundraised at the same time for charity partner, RNIB this week. Colleagues chose sunglasses awareness day and Macular Week (26 June - 2 July) as a key event in the annual calender to remind sun worshippers to protect their vision.

UV rays damages vision

We all wear shades to avoid glare - and be on trend and look cool!  But little know that sun exposure can cause avoidable macular damage which is why our sunglasses are such an important weapon when it comes to protecting vision. 

Age Macular Degeneration (AMD) affects over 600,000 people in the UK - an amazingly high number when you consider that some simple lifestyle changes, like wearing sunglasses, can help prevent it.

Pop on some shades

Charity partner of Specsavers, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is urging people to protect their eyes from avoidable macular damage during Macular Week.  So to help their cause, the team has been collecting money for the charity during Macular Week.

Says Ophthalmic Director Michael Wong: 'We want to remind our customers and residents of Uxbridge to take care when buying their sunglasses.  Ensure they meet the European Safety standards, and offer least 80% light reduction - this will significantly reduced exposure to UV light.'

Need some new sunglasses?

Michael continues: 'Here at Specsavers in Uxbridge, we have a fantastic range on offer that come with prescription lenses.  Our exclusive Kylie Minogue collection is proving to be very popular this year with our female customers. 

'For men, to toddlers, to baby boomers - we have also have many styles that will suit many tastes and budgets.  Pop by to learn more as we are always on hand to offer advice.’

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