Residents in Northern Ireland are being urged to have their hearing and eyesight checked this coming May, as experts predict the number of people who will begin to lose these vital senses is set to soar by 2030.

Specsavers stores across Northern Ireland are joining forces to encourage the community in their local areas to pay more attention to both their eyes and ears as part of a health MOT drive by Specsavers across the province.

Quality of life

Tony McGinn, Specsavers regional chairman, says: ‘There is no reason why our quality of life should suffer as we age. We’ve never been in a better position to monitor and treat eye and ear health. Specsavers stores in Northern Ireland would like to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of having regular sight and hearing tests. The reality is that life expectancy in the UK is rising each year and so is the number of people who suffer from hearing and sight loss.’ Tony adds: ‘Specsavers is a trusted name in healthcare, with millions of people choosing to use our vision and hearing services. While urging people to remember the importance of both an eye and hearing test, I would also remind them that each of our selected hearing centres, across the province, supply a variety of other products, including hearing protection such as shooting plugs, musician plugs and sporting plugs amongst other hearing merchandise.’

The MOT drive will be running all this May.

To book an eye examination or hearing test at your nearest Specsavers, please call 0800 068 0241.

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