An opticians in the Kingdom Centre recently took part in Wear a Hat Day – a nationwide fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research.

The store team at Specsavers Glenrothes brightened up the store as staff each wore their choice of hat all day.

Visitors to the store could donate and take part in a ‘Guess Who?’ hat themed quiz while waiting for their appointment. Youngsters also joined in the fun participating in a ‘design a hat’ colouring competition.

Thanks to generous donations from the store team and customers, Specsavers Glenrothes raised £80 for the charity. Specsavers is supporting Brain Tumour Research to help raise awareness of the importance of routine eye tests which can detect signs of brain tumours.

Sophisticated technology at Specsavers

Stewart Wilson, store director at Specsavers Glenrothes, 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.

‘This was a light-hearted way to raise awareness of a very serious issue. Thanks to the team for arranging all the activities and for everyone’s generous donations.’

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

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