Aberdeen practice welcomes homeless

The opticians offered free eye care and spectacles

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An Aberdeen-based opticians has provided free eye care and spectacles to homeless people living in the city.

The Scottish Specsavers practice hosted an evening event to welcome homeless people into the practice for eye care, as well as food and drink, last month.

For those who required spectacles, single vision glasses were made up within the hour in an on-site lab.

Optometric manager at the practice, Kristin Murray, said: “Eye care is just as important as other types of healthcare, especially for those living in the streets who face high-risk environments on a daily basis.”

“It’s vital that we breakdown the barriers to accessing healthcare. We’re therefore proud to have given something back this festive period by offering free eye tests, food, drink and goodwill glasses to some of Aberdeen’s most vulnerable.”

Food was donated by Pret A Manger and hot drinks by Hinba Coffee Roasters.