The team at Specsavers in Alloa supported Brain Tumour Research by raising more than £80 for the charity.

Alloa Specsavers joined stores nationwide to officially sponsor the charity’s Wear a Hat Day for the first time and help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.

Insight into your overall health

Lynne Sangster, retail director at Specsavers in Alloa, said: ‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too. A routine test allows opticians to detect serious issues that can be both sight and, in some cases, life threatening – including brain tumours.

‘We use sophisticated technology to help alert us to more serious health issues. This includes digital retinal photography, which takes a detailed image of the back of the eye – the only part of the body where the circulation of blood can be directly observed. Images can be compared on future visits to keep a watchful eye on a patient’s health.’

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