To raise awareness for Brain Tumour Research the teams at Specsavers in Clacton-on-Sea donned their favourite hats and caps as part of Wear a Hat Day.
Specsavers nationwide was an official sponsor the charity for the first time and helped raise awareness that signs of a brain tumour can be detected by a routine eye tests.
Stuart Moir, store director at Clacton-on-Sea, said: ‘Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. Wear a Hat Day is a fun way to raise awareness of a serious subject and gets our local community talking about the issues around this subject.’
A fun way to raise awareness
As well as testing prescriptions sophisticated technology at the opticians is able to help alert optometrists to serious health issues. Digital retinal photography takes a detailed image of the back of the eye which can be compared over time to keep a watchful eye on a patient’s health.