The Greenock community was encouraged to have regular eye checks as Specsavers marked World Sight Day.

The store promoted the importance of eye health and having sight tests every two years during the day which aims to highlight the fact that blindness caused by eye conditions is avoidable by having regular checks. 

In addition to changes in vision, eye exams can also detect a variety of diseases including glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure and, in rare cases, even life-threatening conditions like brain tumours.

World Sight Day
Stephen O'Halloran, director at Specsavers Greenock, says: 'World Sight Day was a perfect opportunity for us to encourage the community of Greenock to take better care of their eyes. 

‘Eye exams are an important part of your overall health routine. 

'Some people wait until they experience symptoms to see an optometrist but shouldn't because many eye problems are silent - meaning they have no symptoms. 

'That’s why it’s essential to take care of your sight by having your eyes tested.'

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