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Livingston optician encourages community look after eyes

30 October, 2014
Specsavers uses state-of-the-art equipment during eye tests
Specsavers encourages locals to have a sight test every two years

The Specsavers team in Livingston took part in World Sight Day by encouraging the local community to take care of their eyes.

The store promoted the importance of eye health and having sight tests every two years during world awareness day, which aims to highlight the fact that, in many cases, blindness caused by eye conditions is avoidable by having regular checks. 

In addition to changes in vision, eye exams can also detect a variety of diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and, in rare cases, even life-threatening conditions like brain tumours.

Ted Akil, director at Specsavers Livingston, says: 'World Sight Day is a perfect opportunity for us to encourage the community of Livingston to take better care of their eyes. 

‘Eye exams are an important part of your overall health routine. 

'Some people wait until they experience symptoms to see an optometrist but shouldn't because many eye problems are silent - meaning they have no symptoms. 

'That’s why it’s essential to take care of your sight by having your eyes tested.'

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