Local people in Brighton were treated to an interactive sight loss experience in Ship Street this June.

The Eye Pod is a joint initiative between the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) and Specsavers – and the team from Specsavers Brighton in North Street were involved on the day alongside volunteers from the RNIB.

Popular with visitors

The pod allows people to look through a special periscope to see what the street outside would look like if they had four relatively common eye conditions; cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.

The pod was visited by 80 people of all ages during the day, and many took advantage of the chance to pick up a voucher to get an eye test at Specsavers Brighton for just £10.

Regular eye tests

Mike Horler, store director in Brighton, said: ‘We were delighted to be able to bring the Eye Pod to Brighton to show visitors of all ages the difference that sight loss could make to how they view the world around them.

‘Regular eye tests are really important in keeping your vision healthy, and in detecting a number of eye and general medical conditions at an early stage. At Specsavers Brighton, we even have an optical coherence tomography (OCT) machine which can offer a more detailed scan of the eye than ever before. So why not book an appointment today.’

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