Local MP Sheryll Murray visited Specsavers in Saltash this week to learn more about what opticians can do for their patients.
The resident opticians were keen to point out that not enough people have regular eye tests.
Over 50% of sight loss can be avoided, a lot of which would be cut down by regular checks at the opticians.
Sheryll explained, “As someone who has worn glasses or contact lenses for a number of years, I know how precious our eye sight is and I urge everyone to ensure they have regular checks. We have a number of opticians in South East Cornwall located in the main towns.
“Opticians have a range of equipment that Doctors, particularly GPs, do not have available to them. If you notice anything wrong with your eyes, even if your sight is fine you should book an appointment with your optician as soon as possible.”