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People in Doncaster at risk of losing sight due to lack of regular health checks

Sir Steve Redgrave
Sir Steve Redgrave

Specsavers in Doncaster is raising awareness as according to research, 6,050 people in Doncaster are at risk of losing their sight due to diabetes.

The importance of eye tests in detecting indicators of health conditions. Andrew Swallow, store director at Specsavers in Doncaster says: ‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too.

Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave CBE joined forces with Specsavers and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to warn of the risks of blindness linked to the condition.

The campaign follows Sir Steve admitting that losing his sight is one of his biggest worries - as his diabetes means he is up to 20 times more likely to lose his sight than those without the condition.