This year’s Royal Cornwall Show played host to the Eye Pod, an interactive sight loss simulator for the first time.

Sight-saving partnerships

The pod was brought to the show by Specsavers Bodmin, in partnership with RNIB and local sight loss charity, iSight Cornwall, Specsavers Newquay, Launceston, Redruth and Saltash.

Goodies galore

Local school children, families and businesses visited the stand to learn more about the importance of eye health. Essential funds were also donated to local charity iSight Cornwall who held a raffle to win an iPad mini.

Store staff from Specsavers Bodmin, Saltash and Newquay were on hand to offer advice and hand out free eye test vouchers and other goodies.

A word from the organiser

Steve McLean, store manager of the Bodmin Specsavers, said: ‘We had a great time at the Royal Cornwall Show. There was a fantastic atmosphere, despite the occasional shower. Many people visited the stand to learn more and also to tell us about their experience of how an eye test saved their life, including one man who had a stroke detected.’

‘We also met the Pirate FM breakfast show presenters and had a chat with specs wearer, Johnny Cowling. Probably the most unusual visitor was a dinosaur who popped his head in to take a look. We’ll definitely be back next year.’

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