Taunton Specsavers staff sported their finest caps, berets, Easter bonnets and even a chicken hat to support Brain Tumour Research during Wear A Hat Day.

The truth about brain tumours

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

The importance of eye tests

Taunton Specsavers joined stores nationwide to officially sponsor the charity’s Wear A Hat Day for the first time and help raise awareness that routine eye tests can detect signs of brain tumours.

A word from the store director

Emma Denham, store director at Specsavers Taunton, said: ‘Many people are unaware that eye tests are not only critical for your eyes, but your wider health too. We use sophisticated technology to help alert us to more serious health issues.

‘This includes digital retinal photography, which takes a detailed image of the back of the eye. Using these images your optician make comparisons on future visits to keep a watchful eye on your health.’

Fun-raising

Wear A Hat Day has raised over £1million since it was launched by the charity Brain Tumour Research nine years ago. Funds raised are used to build a network of experts in world-class, sustainable brain tumour research in Centres of Excellence across the UK.

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