Specsavers in Whiteley showed its support for World Glaucoma Week (11-18 March) by completing additional training to learn more about the condition.

Staff members have completed a course designed in conjunction with the International Glaucoma Association, which will enable them to assist glaucoma sufferers in manging the condition, such as advising on how to effectively administer eye drops.

Glaucoma is thought to affect around 700,000 people in the UK, and Specsavers Whiteley is aiming to raise further awareness of the condition by backing World Glaucoma Week this month.

A word from the store director

Lee Johnston, store director at Specsavers Whiteley, said: ‘Glaucoma can often occur with very little warning and can lead to irreversible eye damage, so we are urging everyone to take regular eye tests to ensure opticians are able to detect any early signs of glaucoma.’

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