Specsavers in Ashford has helped a group of youngsters still affected by the Chernobyl disaster by providing them with free eye examinations and glasses.

Nuclear disaster

The store invited five children in store for eyecare services. The children live near Chernboyl, where the effects of the nuclear disaster are still present 25 years later.

Welcoming the children in store

Specsavers Ashford store director, Clive Perry said: ‘We were very happy to welcome the children in store so that they could have access to the same eyecare services that we have here.

Importance of eye examinations

‘The radiation they’re subjected to increases the chances of contracting illnesses such as cataracts which would go undetected without an eye examination, so it’s of vital importance that they receive high quality eye services to avoid these instances.’

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