Get Shady with Specsavers and RNIB NI

Post date: 
Thursday, 27 June 2019
Category: 
Northern Ireland
Specsavers Optometrist Tony McGinn and RNIB NI's Laura Cummings urge people to GET SHADY this summer in the sunglasses competition with a difference

It’s National Sunglasses Day today (Thursday, June 27) and to mark it, sight loss charity RNIB NI has teamed up with Specsavers, Newtownabbey to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of Hugo Boss designer sunglasses worth £149!

To enter this competition, help us raise awareness of the importance of protecting your eyes by posting a #ShadesForSight sunglasses selfie on RNIB NI’s Twitter or Facebook page.

Make sure you tag friends in your post and encourage them to take part and spread the message of #ShadesForSight.

Reasons to Wear Shades

It is estimated that by 2030, the number of people with sight loss in Northern Ireland will have increased by 31 per cent.[1]

Nearly half of all cases of sight loss are preventable [2] and it’s important to protect those peepers by wearing your sunglasses this summer.

Research suggests that the harmful UVA and UVB rays contained in sunlight may be a factor in a number of eye diseases, in particular macular degeneration and cataracts, which add up to 42 per cent of sight loss conditions [3].

Find out more about protecting your eyes this summer by visiting: rnib.org.uk/eye-health, or phoning RNIB’s free helpline on: 0303 123 9999.

Ts and Cs

  • Winner will be drawn at random on Monday, July 22 at 12pm
  • Prize cannot be exchanged for money
  • Entrants must submit a selfie photograph featuring themselves wearing sunglasses and post to RNIB NI’s Facebook or Twitter page
    • RNIB NI’s Facebook handle is: @RNIBNorthernIreland
    • RNIB NI’s Twitter handle is: @RNIBNI
  • Entrants must be over 16 and reside in the UK
  • Entrants must be happy to be featured in post-competition publicity for the campaign

All media enquiries can be directed to Laura Cummings on: 028 9033 4132, or by email on: [email protected]. Alternatively, email: [email protected]

Image Captions:

  1. Specsavers Optometrist Tony McGinn and RNIB NI's Laura Cummings urge people to GET SHADY this summer in the sunglasses competition with a difference
  1. Specsavers Optometrist Tony McGinn and RNIB NI's Laura Cummings urge people to GET SHADY this summer in the sunglasses competition with a difference (2)
  1. Specsavers Optometrist Tony McGinn and RNIB NI's Laura Cummings urge people to GET SHADY this summer in the sunglasses competition with a difference (3)
  1. Entrants to the #ShadesForSight competition can win these on trend Hugo Boss sunglasses worth £149
  1. Entrants to the #ShadesForSight competition can win these on trend Hugo Boss sunglasses worth £149

References:

  1. https://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/knowledge-and-research-hub/key-information-and-statistics/sight-loss-data-tool
  2. https://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/knowledge-and-research-hub/research-reports/prevention-sight-loss
  3. https://www.rnib.org.uk/professionals/knowledge-and-research-hub/key-information-and-statistics/sight-loss-data-tool