Specsavers in Abingdon will be converting sight tests into charity donations for Oxfordshire's only young carers charity.

From March 17 to 23, £1 from each sight test at the Abbey Shopping Centre store will go to Be Free Young Carers, a charity the team has pledged to support for the entire year.

Be Free Young Carers concentrates on improving the well-being and opportunities of young caregivers aged eight to 17, by providing emotional, social, and recreational support.

This allows them to enjoy normal childhood experiences, foster friendships, all the while alleviating caregiving pressures that often induce anxiety and stress.

Andrew Threlfall, store director at Specsavers Abingdon, said: "We're delighted to be collaborating with Be Free Young Carers this year.

"Through one of our team members, we've witnessed firsthand the amazing support that the charity brings to young carers, and the impact that this then has on their families."

He added: "We've got a range of events lined up across the year and aim to both raise funds and awareness of the vital work the charity does."

Regular eye tests are important to maintain optical health, even for those who do not currently have problems with their sight.

The expense for such tests can be fully covered by the NHS for those who qualify.

Contact Specsavers Abingdon on 01235 530530 or visit their website for more details.