Specsavers in Launceston Cornwall has hosted the first-ever low vision clinic for the charity iSight Cornwall.
Specsavers stores in Cornwall announced a partnership with iSight Cornwall during this year’s Royal Cornwall Show. The partnership aims to raise awareness of the charity and its services, as well as educate people about the importance of eye health.
The low vision clinic is designed to provide sight loss assessments and provide patients with visual aids.
Deputy chief executive of iSight, Carole Theobald, highlighted that there are an estimated 22,000 visually impaired people in Cornwall, with this expected to increase to 32,000 by 2030.
Store director at Specsavers Launceston, Julia Peggs, said: “Many people with low vision are afraid to ask for help so face-to-face time with an expert for iSight Cornwall is vital in improving the quality of their lives. Due to the rural geography of Cornwall it can also be difficult to reach everyone in need so we were delighted to provide a space in store for a low vision clinic.”
Low vision clinics will be held monthly in Helston, Bodmin, Penzance and St Austell, and weekly in Truro.