Specsavers in Minehead has been up-skilling staff to better support customers with the glaucoma as part of this years awareness week.
Often symptomless in its early stages, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of irreversible sight loss.
Proud to support
Specsavers has developed the training for its retail teams to assist sufferers with their treatment inconjunction with the International Glaucoma Association. Specifically, they will be advising on how to effectively administer eye drops, which are crucial for managing the condition.
Rebecca Ruston, store manager at Specsavers Minehead said: ‘This training has improved my knowledge of the condition and in turn will help me give the best service to our customers.’
Philippa Hales, store director at Specsavers Minehead, said: ‘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.'
The training is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide and complements the skills held by Specsavers’ optometrists, who have collectively completed almost 5,000 postgraduate glaucoma accreditations since 2017, through a variety of accrediting bodies including Cardiff University and the College of Optometrists.