Specsavers in Airdrie spent World Sight Day encouraging the local community to have regular eye checks.

The store promoted the importance of eye health and having sight tests every two years during the event that was marked around the world.  

The annual day aims to highlight the fact that, in many cases, blindness caused by eye conditions is avoidable by having regular checks. 

In addition to changes in vision, eye exams can also detect a variety of diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and, in rare cases, even life-threatening conditions like brain tumours.

World Sight Day
Alison Grieve, director at Specsavers Airdrie, said: 'World Sight Day was a perfect opportunity for us to encourage the community of Airdrie to take better care of their eyes. 

‘Eye exams are an important part of your overall health routine. 

'Some people wait until they experience symptoms to see an optometrist but shouldn't because many eye problems are silent - meaning they have no symptoms. 

'That’s why it’s essential to take care of your sight by having your eyes tested.'

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