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

In support of this, the team at Waltham Cross are urging their customers to pop on a pair of sunglasses this summer.

A word from the store director

‘According to the RNIB, nearly half of all cases of sight loss are preventable’, says Waltham Cross store director Ketan Patel.

‘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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