The team at Specsavers Sutton Coldfield has welcomed young children into store who have been affected by the Chernobyl disaster, as part of a visit organised by the charity Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline. 

For more than ten years, the store has been working with the charity to help improve the youngster’s health and quality of life. During their visit, optometrist Deepak Bhopal gave the two youngsters free eye examinations and glasses.

‘We were delighted to be able to help these children who have been affected by the Chernobyl disaster. During their visit we provided thorough eye examinations and specs for Yanina and Lilia,’ said store director, Tim Goodhew. ‘This kind of service can really help and is so important as their development could be hindered as a result of poor vision. The continued visits arranged by Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline will greatly improve the children’s quality of life and even improve their chances in education.’

The annual trip to Specsavers has been organised by the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Charity, as part of their initiative to extend opportunities for youngsters who are still affected by the legacy of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The children come from walks of life where it isn’t always possible for them to receive the care that they need back home. Just one trip to the UK can extend their life expectancy by two years.

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