Specsavers highlights eye health at party conferences

Specsavers highlighted the role of community optometry at the Labour and Conservative party conferences in October with health secretary Steve Barclay MP among visitors to the stand.

The multiple checked the eye health of stand visitors using an optical coherence tomography device and referred several people for further investigation.

Stand visitors included journalists and senior politicians, including shadow health secretary West Streeting MP and Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford.

Giles Edmonds, clinical services director at Specsavers, said: ‘The role of prevention and primary care in the nation’s health were highlighted by politicians at both conferences – and community optometry and audiology are well placed to help deliver efficiencies in these areas.

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