Runners carrying giant inflatable eye balls took to the streets of London to raise money for RNIB during National Eye Health Week (NEHW).

The participants from Scope Ophthalmics ran 50 miles in total. They started in Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford on Friday, passed all of the iconic central London sites and finished on Saturday afternoon in Trafalgar Square.

Scope Ophthalmics has been supporting RNIB during NEHW to draw attention to the impact that sight loss has on people’s lives in the UK.

Rajesh Chandigarh, director of Specsavers Bishopsgate & Islington, said: ‘As optical professionals, RNIB supply us with support and development opportunities so we’re excited to see the work that Scope and the organisation do together.’

Paul O’Reilly, marketing director at Scope Ophthalmics, said: ‘We are really excited to be working with RNIB this year. The charity does great work for the community of visually-impaired people living within the UK and challenges misconceptions people may have. At Scope we work towards better eye health and we’re proud to be partnering with such an important cause.’