STAFF at Templars Square's Specsavers are this week raising awareness of the risk of sight loss from diabetes as part of a national campaign.

Eye tests can pick up this early risk according to store director Jason Komodikis, who said: "Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too. At Specsavers, we offer digital retinal photography for free as part of a standard eye test for customers aged over 40.

"This takes a detailed picture of the back of your eye and the microcirculation of blood – helping to highlight indicators of diabetes that need addressing."

According to research, 13,460 people across Oxfordshire are at risk of losing their sight due to diabetes.