On Wednesday 24th July Specsavers Opticas in Torrevieja will be holding an informative free event discussing the common ocular diseases Glaucoma, Cataracts and Macular degeneration. The one hour seminar will take place in the store on Avenida Rosa Mazon Valero (Opposite Habaneras Shopping Centre) at 11.00am. The seminar will discuss the causes, symptoms and risk factors of  these conditions as well as prevention and treatment methods.

In addition to the seminar, there will be a radio roadshow from Sunshine FM, a performance from band The Notion and goodie bags, snacks and drinks for everyone. There will be face painting for children and the winner of the Moshi Monster competition will be announced. To enter the competition, children should draw their favourite monster and bring it to the store before 20th July.

This event will also be raising funds and collecting items for charity. As part of Specsavers’ on-going support of The Lions Club, they are asking all attendees to bring unwanted glasses into the store to donate to people in the Third World. A raffle will also be held to raise money for ALPE rehabilitation centre for disabled and disadvantage children.

Store Director Colin Evans explains why they have decided to arrange this event. “We believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to eye health and this is certainly the case with glaucoma. If glaucoma is identified early it can be treated via eye drops, but as vision loss occurs gradually, it is often only recognised at an advanced stage. Unfortunately vision loss from glaucoma cannot be recovered, so it’s vital that it is identified early. We hope by providing this free seminar and fun event we can help people spot the signs of glaucoma and cataracts, understand how to protect themselves and get treatment before their vision is impaired.”

Call 966 927 249 to reserve your place on the 24th July. If you are unable to attend the seminar but want information about eye health and a comprehensive free eye test, pop into the store.

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