Published:
September 22, 2016
Burnham-On-Sea opticians staff set their sights on fundraising goal

Staff 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).

Specsavers 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.

Store 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).

Rama Venkat, Specsavers Burnham store director, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It’s 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."

"Our mission together with RNIB is to transform the nation’s 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 purse."

Specsavers stores across the country are engaging in a range of fundraising activities throughout this week.

 

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