Specsavers in Banstead had a VIP visitor this December.

Health check for Santa

Ahead of Santa flying high on his sleigh, his friendly team of elves suggested he popped into a Specsavers store for an eye examination. 

The elves had heard great things about the Banstead store and using their North Pole wi-fi, an online appointment was made. Santa said: 'I'm no spring chicken these days, so I do make sure I have a sight test every two years before getting behind my sleigh wheel. I need to see all the chimney tops and be safe when steering my sometimes temperamental reindeers!'

Hearing check too

'My elves also tell me that I play Christmas tunes a bit too loud in the workshop and suspected my hearing might not be what it should be. That's why made the most of the free hearing test too when I was at Specsavers.'

Dan Smithard, store director said: 'We had a great time meeting Santa and checking his hearing and eye health was all tip top ahead of his epic journey on Christmas Eve. 

'Just like Santa, we would like to remind everyone over 55 years old to have a free hearing check at our store, and if you haven't had a sight test for sometime, make it your New Year Resolution.'

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