Capital FM star Polly James was so impressed by a visit to the busy Queen Street store that she shared her experience with listeners on air.

The popular breakfast presenter was welcomed to Specsavers Cardiff by staff for a routine eye test and checkup, having discovered her father has glaucoma, an often-hereditary condition that can lead to vision loss if left untreated.

Polly had a tour of the opticians’ extensive facilities and spent time speaking to staff about advanced eye care and the importance of regular eye tests.

Focus on contact lenses

Having revealed she felt unable to wear contact lenses because she has dry eye syndrome, a condition that occurs when the eyes don’t produce enough tears or they evaporate too quickly, the Specsavers team also armed the radio DJ with a range of lenses to try that would not irritate her condition.

Inspiring others

Frank Moloney, clinical partner at Specsavers Queen Street, said: ‘We were thrilled to welcome Polly to the store - she was a pleasure to have in the practice and was totally engaged with all staff. She was delighted to hear of the advanced eye care and assessments available in Wales and very conscious of how sight saving they can be.

'We were delighted she felt compelled to talk about it on air with listeners. Polly was engaged and interested in knowing more about eye health care, and I was delighted we were able to offer her contact lenses she can enjoy without fear of discomfort.

‘We advise everyone to have a sight test every two years, and that’s particularly important if you know a relative has a hereditary eye condition, such as glaucoma. So, I hope her visit and positive feedback will encourage anyone who hasn’t been for a sight test and eye health check-up for a while, to do so.’

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