Primary 6 pupils from Larne and Inver Primary School visited the RNIB/Specsavers interactive eye pod as part of National Eye Health Week.
Located at Broadway in the town centre, the team from Larne Specsavers and locally based RNIB staff, chatted to shoppers and visitors about the importance of eye health and in addition to Larne and Inver, welcomed a range of guests including the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar, Dr Jackie Witherow, Director of RNIB in Northern Ireland and Mark Dobbin, Vice Chair of Larne Traders Association.
Importance of eye health and regular tests
The unusual sight simulator, called the Eye Pod attracted interest from local people and visiting tourists and everyone enjoyed learning about a range of eye conditions, the importance of eye health and getting regular eye tests.
Learning about the four main eye conditions
Passers-by in Larne town centre were able to experience how the four main eye conditions (Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and cataracts) can affect your sight. They were also able to talk to staff from Specsavers Larne and RNIB staff and find out key facts and statistics about each condition.