Statistics from the Royal National Institute Of The Blind claim nine out of ten people fear losing their sight above any other sense and yet one in three still failed to attend an eye test in the last two years - the recommended period of time to leave between each test - meaning more than two million people are risking their sight daily.

If you're that one in three, or if you are looking for somewhere to get your eyes checked out, then you need to visit Taylor Made Specs at 6 The Arcade, Upper Gornal.

Developed eight months ago by Martin Taylor, the shop began its life by selling glasses. In a short period of time it became the first in the area to make the transition to offer a full optician's service and now, with opening times 9-5pm Monday to Friday and 9-3pm on Saturdays, you can find glasses from £29.95 with frames and eye tests at just £16.50.

For children, or those who go through the NHS, free eye tests and bi and varied focal glasses are available and as the official stockists for X-Eyes frames - Taylor Made Specs help to keep you looking stylish as well as making sure your eyes are in tip top condition.

You wouldn't think twice about going to the gym or starting a diet to keep your body in shape, so why neglect the health of your eyesight?

For details call 01902 664783 today and make an appointment to see Martin Taylor today.

Address: 6 The Arcade, Upper Gornal. Tel: 01902 664783.