opticians staff set their sights on fundraising goal
at an opticians in Burnham-On-Sea are supporting National Eye Health
Week this week with the aim of raising vital funds in support of
the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
in Burnham High Street is also hoping to increase awareness of the
importance of regular eye tests in preventing people from needlessly
losing their sight.
staff will be carrying out specs MOTs (cleaning and adjustments)
in return for donations and customers will also be able to take
part in a guess the number of contact lenses in a jar
competition. The person with the closest guess will win a pair of
single vision designer glasses worth £125. The store will
also be donating £1 to the RNIB for every sight test carried
out during the week (19-25 September).
Venkat, Specsavers Burnham store director, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Its astonishing that so many people are needlessly living
with or at risk of sight loss in the UK today. Half of all sight
loss cases are preventable and a simple eye test can be the
first step in prevention."
mission together with RNIB is to transform the nations eye
health through education, awareness and action; we want to reverse
these worrying eye health trends that are putting unnecessary pressure
on the health service and placing a massive burden on the public
stores across the country are engaging in a range of fundraising
activities throughout this week.