Staff at Specsavers in Southampton - Bitterne have been taking on extra training the help them develop their understanding about glaucoma.

Team members from the store have completed a course developed with the International Glaucoma Association, which will enable them to provide further care for people suffering from the condition.

In addition, Specsavers Southampton - Bitterne gave its support to World Glaucoma Week this month (11-18 March), an initiative designed to raise awareness of the condition that is thought to affect around 700,000 people in the UK.

Early detection is key

Richard Morgan, store director at Specsavers Southampton - Bitterne, said: ‘Glaucoma is a very serious eye condition and we would advise having regular eye tests to help with early detection of the condition.

'The extra training the team has received will also help us provide even greater care to those people living with glaucoma.’

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