The team at Specsavers in New Malden have taken on extra training to ensure they are providing the highest level of care to customers dealing with glaucoma.

The training – developed in conjunction with the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) – will allow staff to assist sufferers with their treatment, such as advising on how to administer eye drops to help manage the condition.

The news comes as Specsavers stores across the UK showed their support for World Glaucoma Week this month (11-18 March), a campaign raising awareness of the condition that is thought to affect 700,000 people in the UK today.

Better care for the community

Dr Ahmed Sivardeen, store director at Specsavers New Malden, said: ‘Glaucoma is a serious eye condition so we welcome any additional training that helps us better support customers suffering with this.’

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