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Dundee welcomes Chernobyl youngsters

02 December, 2015
Specsavers in Dundee welcomed a group of children visiting the city from Ukraine into the store for an eye health check
Staff at the store welcomed a group of children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Staff at Specsavers in Dundee recently welcomed a group of children visiting the city from Ukraine into the store for an eye health check.

The group of youngsters received free eye tests during their visit and some children were provided with a new pair of glasses.

Recuperative holiday

The children live in an area of Ukraine still affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and were in Scotland on a recuperative holiday.

The four-week visits, staying with local families, are said to boost the children’s immune systems for at least two years, helping them to resist or recover from serious illness.

Access to eyecare treatment

Tony Caffrey, director of Specsavers in Dundee, said: ‘We were delighted to welcome the children to Dundee. Our opticians carried out sight tests on all of the youngsters and it was great to gift free glasses to those who needed them.

‘Having the correct eyecare can greatly improve quality of life and education. We often take access to eyecare for granted in this country, but sadly, many of these children don’t have access to the treatment they need. It was a pleasure to be able to help.’

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