A group of youngsters from an area still affected by the Chernobyl disaster visited a local optician to receive free eye examinations and glasses.

The Redruth store played host to 10 children who live near Chernobyl, where the effects of the nuclear disaster are still being felt 25 years later.

Welcome them

Lucy Eva, store director, said: ‘We have invited the children to the store on many occasions and we welcome them back with open arms.

‘Regular eye examinations are an important part of a healthcare routine and access to eyecare is not available for the children in their home town. The radiation they’re subjected to increases the chances of contracting illnesses such as cataracts which would go undetected without an eye examination.’

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