Specsavers Opticas on the Costa del Sol are offering free eye tests including a visual health check throughout April for World Health Day.
The stores in Marbella and Fuengirola are offering the service for free to raise awareness about the different medical conditions which may be detected using optical equipment and to make people think of an eye test as an important health check, not simply as a test to see whether you need glasses.
Amrik Sappal, Director of Specsavers Opticas in Fuengirola says: ‘The equipment we use is now very advanced and doesn’t just test people’s vision, it’s an eye health check too. We do specific checks for things like cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration and can now photograph the back of the eye using a digital retinal camera, which combines a specialist microscope and camera. This enables us to detect the signs of a range of important health conditions before they become serious.” If necessary, the optician can refer patients directly for further medical examination to their hospital or general practitioner.
Recent research undertaken by Specsavers revealed that millions of people are risking losing their sight unnecessarily because they fail to have regular sight tests and make poor life style choices. Almost half of all sight loss cases are preventable – and a simple eye test can be the first step in prevention.
“Take a step to safeguard your health and eye sight and book a free eye test this World Health Day!” adds Mr Sappal from Specsavers Opticas Fuengirola.
All Specsavers Opticas stores in Spain now offer digital retinal photography as part of their complete eye examination. Visual health checks with digital retinal photography are usually 15€, but are free throughout April.
To find your nearest Specsavers Opticas and book a free eye test visit specsavers.es