In a ringing endorsement of the enhanced optical services delivered by Specsavers stores in Wales, Wales’ Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport recently visited the Penarth store for his routine eye test.

Wales Eye Care Services accredited

Vaughan Gething, who lives in Penarth, also picked up a new pair of glasses at the Specsavers store on Windsor Road, where opticians are accredited by the Welsh Government’s Wales Eye Care Services programme.

The store, like all Specsavers across Wales, is proud to be Eye Health Examination Wales-accredited, with its opticians having met the high standards required by Wales Optometric Postgraduate Centre (WOPEC) to deliver primary eyecare services on behalf of the NHS.

The Royal Institute of Blind People says that more than half of sight loss in the UK is preventable, and the importance of early detection is key.

With that in mind, Specsavers opticians across Wales offer an in-depth, routine eye examination that allows opticians to understand the underlying cause of any sight problems.

The system aims to reduce unnecessary hospital visits, and waiting times, for patients by providing immediate, high-quality eye services and professional advice within their local community.

‘Immensely proud’

Frank Moloney, director of Specsavers in Cardiff and Penarth, said: ‘It is testament to the high level of optical health services delivered by our store in Penarth, and across Specsavers in Wales, that the Welsh Health Secretary chooses to come to us for his routine examination.

'We are immensely proud to be part of the Welsh Government’s eyecare programme, and of the contribution it is making to the nation’s optical health.’

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