Specsavers optometrists in Newtownards are now offering further eye care services thanks to bespoke training in post-operative cataract management.

Over 70 optometrists trained

Over 70 optometrists from Specsavers’ 23 businesses across Northern Ireland, including Specsavers Newtownards, attended the training programme facilitated by leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Professor Johnathan Moore and his team at Cathedral Eye Clinic, Belfast.

Cataracts are a very common condition, particularly in older patients, and eventually surgery will be necessary and therefore post-operative care is very important and Specsavers optometrists are continually updating their skills and knowledge to provide the best services.

Care on your doorstep

Leigh Nelson, store director at Specsavers Newtownards says: ‘Cataract surgery is relatively simple, problems are rare but it is important that patients have post-operative care accessible to them, especially as this surgery is most commonly carried out on older patients.

‘Being situated in the town centre, it will really benefit our post-op patients to have the skills and knowledge in our store and on their doorstep.’

Eye tests every two years

Specsavers advise eye tests are carried out every two years at least, however if patients are presenting with symptoms such as blurred, cloudy or misty vision, it may indicate developing cataracts. The advice is that any changes in vision which impair sight should be checked immediately.

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