Members of staff from Specsavers have recently visited the Bridgnorth Parkinson’s association to raise awareness and talk to the community about the importance of eye health.

Teresa Hughes, store director at Specsavers on the High Street, spoke to the group about cataracts and dry eye and how these conditions can affect overall eye health. Meanwhile, attendees enjoyed tea, coffee and cakes.

Members of the Specsavers team including Sanj, domiciliary optical assistant and Phil Clarke, dispensing manager supported Teresa in delivering the talk. 

'A real pleasure'

‘It was a real pleasure to speak to the group and raise awareness of these conditions,’ Teresa commented. ‘Cataracts particularly affects older people and can go unnoticed for a long time.’ 

‘We want to highlight that early action is important, and encourage people to visit us for regular sight tests that can help spot a variety of conditions before they become bigger problems.’

Attendees were also able to take advantage of an interactive workshop given by optical assistant India Roberts, who delivered information about the use of eye drops and other treatments available in store. 

Teresa added: ‘We’re always keen to get involved with our local community and speaking to groups and clubs is a great way to do this. The team here in Bridgnorth is happy to offer talks to other organisations in the area who may be interested.’

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