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Haag-Streit UK has donated a new BM900 slit lamp, Goldmann tonometer and Tonosafe prisms to replace older technology at the Vision Care for Homeless People’s Birmingham centre.

Waquas Ahmed (pictured left), a volunteer optometrist at the centre in Allcock Street, said: ‘Most of the clients who come in just need to have a new pair of glasses but the slit lamp is integral to even basic sight tests.

'This new model is great – far easier to use, with excellent optics, bright illumination, faster and more reliable. We were never able to carry out contact tonometry before so Haag Streit’s donation is a major enhancement to the service that we are offering.’