Staff at Newton Abbot have been trained to give better support to customers with glaucoma. In conjunction with the International Glaucoma Association, Specsavers has developed the training for its retail teams to assist sufferers with their treatment.

Expert advice

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.

Community support

Julie Zberowski, store director at Specsavers Newton Abbot, said: ‘Our store is such a big part of the community and it is really important to us that we can provide the very best service to our customers and support someone with the condition in the most effective way possible.’

Julie added: ‘Every eye examination we conduct includes tests to detect glaucoma so if you haven’t had an eye examination in the last two years, book one now.’

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