Beccles practice takes part in blindfolded walk

A blindfolded walk was organised by the Lions Club of Beccles and Observatory the Opticians to highlight the challenges faced by blind and vision impaired people.

The walk took place to mark World Sight Day (October 12) and started at the optical practice, travelling through the marketplace, via a local pub and the chamber of the Town Hall.

René Moor, optometrist at Observatory the Opticians, said: ‘We do a blindfolded walk every year to raise awareness of the difficulties that visually impaired and blind people face as part of their everyday routines, such as entering shops, crossing roads, negotiating kerbs and shopping in busy high streets.

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