It is World Glaucoma Week and the team at Specsavers in Haverhill have been training to better support their customers.
In conjunction with the International Glaucoma Association, Specsavers has developed training for its in-store teams to help sufferers with their eye-drops – the mos effective form of treatment.
700,000 people affected
It is thought to affect 700,000 people in Britain today, but as many as half of cases are undiagnosed. Glaucoma is often symptomless at first and in the UK is one of the leading causes of irreversible sight loss.
Raju Fynn, store director at Specsavers Haverhill, said: ‘Our store is a big part of the community, so it is really great to ensure our team is trained to be able provide the best service to our customers and support those with the condition in the most effective way.’
Supporting our customers
‘We are very proud to be involved in supporting the International Glaucoma Association and being able to better support our customers with the condition is a really positive development for our store.