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Black & Lizars up to bat

The independent has partnered with the Scottish Cricketers Association

Cricket players
Black & Lizars has partnered with the Scottish Cricketers Association in order to raise awareness of eye health among cricketers.

To celebrate the partnership, the independent provided players with an eye examination and lessons about eye health at its Frederick Street practice in Edinburgh.

Black & Lizars will provide complimentary eye examinations to Scottish cricket players using Optomap and 3D optical coherence technology as part of the agreement.

Director at Black & Lizars, Allan Beckett, said: “After some superb recent performances, including a famous victory over England in 2018, interest in Scottish cricket has never been greater. With another busy summer of fixtures ahead, we will work with cricketers and coaches across the country to highlight the importance of eye health.”

“Visual skills and eye health are absolutely vital for the sport, both to avoid injury and to improve decision making. We would encourage all players, regardless of age, ability or experience, to ensure their eyes are checked regularly,” he added.

Scottish international Alasdair Evans explained that good vision is just as important, if not more so, than physical fitness in professional cricket.

“The game is won and lost by extremely fine margins, and I wouldn’t be able to play at this level without my eyes being in full working order. It’s an exciting time for the sport in this country. Our partnership with Black & Lizars will allow the players to be at the very top of their game, as they will have access to the very best service, knowledge, treatment and customer care,” Mr Evans said.

Pictured are members of the Scottish Cricketers Association and Scotland internationals Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross and Calum MacLeod.