To mark World Glaucoma Week (11-18 March) the teams at Specsavers in Corby, Kettering and Oakham up-skilled to better support customers with the condition.
Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible sight loss. In conjunction with the International Glaucoma Association, Specsavers has developed the training for its retail teams to assist sufferers with their treatment.
Specifically, they will be advising on how to effectively administer eye drops, which are crucial for managing the condition.
A word from the store director
Mark Turner, store director, said: ‘We are very proud to be involved in supporting the International Glaucoma Association and being able to better support our customers with the condition is a really positive development for our store.
Six members of staff have all undertaken the training to support customers with the condition. The training is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide and complements the skills held by Specsavers’ optometrists, who have collectively completed almost 5,000 postgraduate glaucoma accreditations since 2017, through a variety of accrediting bodies including Cardiff University and the College of Optometrists.