More than 100 Specsavers team members from stores across the North East have completed new training in partnership with the International Glaucoma Association.
From Northumberland to North Yorkshire, eyecare experts up-skilled ahead of World Glaucoma Week.
A word from the stores
Gavin Donnelly’s store has been leading the way, with 11 team members having undertaken the training programme to date.
Gavin said: 'As eyecare specialists, we often meet people living with glaucoma and this new training will help us better support their needs going forward.
'In particular, we are now able to advice on the specialist subject of administering eye drops, which is key to managing the condition.
'This can be a daunting experience for someone newly diagnosed with glaucoma and hopefully it will be a comfort that we’re on hand to offer our support.'