MP sets his sights on good eye health - The Evesham Observer

MP sets his sights on good eye health

Evesham Editorial 14th Apr, 2018   0

VALE residents have been urged to focus on regular eye tests as a new opticians opened its doors at the town’s Tesco.

‘Vision Express at Tesco’ officially opened its doors with a celebration led by local MP, Nigel Huddleston who raised awarness of the growing problems of vision and sight loss in the Vale and nationwide.

“Eye health is a growing issue for Evesham and I would encourage everyone to have regular eye tests and take their vision seriously,” he said. “I’m proud to support this event and raise awareness of eye health amongst my constituents, especially those who drive, with research revealing there are almost 3,000 road casualties a year caused by poor driver sight.”

Vision Express at Tesco Evesham store manager, Chris Sheppard said: “It’s fantastic to have our local MP, Nigel Huddleston, join the team to officially open our new store and we look forward to welcoming new and existing customers through our doors.

“With 11 per cent of the local population at a heightened risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, we’re here to help residents ensure their vision is the best it can be.

“We have more than 100 ways to test your eyes, to assess how they’re working and help detect serious conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and increased risk of stroke. It’s great that Vision Express is now in such a convenient location for local residents to drop in and get this essential health check.”

Vision Express’ acquired Tesco Opticians at the end of 2017 and the Evesham optical store is one of more than 200 ‘Vision Express at Tesco’ outlets launching across the UK in 2018.


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