SPECSAVERS in Droitwich offered its customers free eye tests during National Eye Health Week (September 24-30) to help raise awareness of eye health.

Staff also reached out to local GP surgeries to let them know about the Primary Eye Acute Referral Service (PEARS) available at the store.

A local community scheme funded by the NHS, it allows patients to be assessed for a variety of ocular conditions.

The store now also has two qualified Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) Ambassadors to help complement the skills of its highly-qualified optometrists.

The training, devised by Specsavers and the RNIB, focuses on how to best accommodate customers with low vision in-store, as well as broadening their understanding of advanced eye care services now available in high street opticians.

Store director Emma Singh said: "We were keen to show our support for National Eye Health Week as we think it’s a hugely important message. The whole team really got behind it, helping to make sure our customers are aware of the services we provide."

To make an appointment pop into the store in Andrews Square, Droitwich or call 01905 790 660. Alternatively visit specsavers.co.uk/stores/droitwich.