Falmouth Specsavers staff wore their finest and funniest hats to raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research during Wear A Hat Day, 2018.

A nationwide effort

Falmouth Specsavers joined stores nationwide to officially sponsor the charity for the first time and help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.

The facts about brain tumours

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.

Fundraising for research and a cure

Wear A Hat Day has raised over £1million since it was launched by the charity Brain Tumour Research nine years ago.

Funds raised on Wear A Hat Day are used to build a network of experts in world-class, sustainable brain tumour research in Centres of Excellence across the UK.

The link between brain tumours and your eye test.

Paul McGrane, store director at Specsavers Falmouth, said: ‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too. A routine test allows opticians to detect serious issues that can be both sight and, in some cases, life threatening – including brain tumours.

‘We use sophisticated technology to help alert us to more serious health issues. This includes digital retinal photography, which takes a detailed image of the back of the eye – the only part of the body where the circulation of blood can be directly observed. Images can be compared on future visits to keep a watchful eye on a patient’s health.’

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