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Free tests on offer as part of National Eye Health Week

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This week is National Eye Health Week – and a number of events are running in Dudley.

Dudley Vision Support Service is co-ordinating and promoting the importance of good eye health by holding events at Queens Cross Network in Wellington Road just outside the town centre.

It started yesterday with an open day for people to come along and meet the team and discuss any concerns they may have about their vision, while there were demonstrations of an array of electronic aids today (Tuesday).

Tomorrow (Wednesday) from 10am there will be representatives from Day and Night opticians at Queens Cross offering basic free eye tests for anyone who wants to come along.

On Thursday from 11am Aneela Hanif will be sharing ideas for good health care, while Pete Moodie will be bringing the Beacon Bus on Friday from 10am. He will be demonstrating and giving guidance on assistive living aids and equipment.

Also on Friday, at 1.30pm Claire Bickley, from the Black Country Sight Loss Council and Dudley Vision Support Service, will be at Queens Cross to offer support and advice for visitors.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for adult social care, said:

It’s fantastic to see all the events that have been co-ordinated this week to help people who are struggling with their sight.
They are all completely free, so we would urge people to come along.
You can get an eye test if you have been having problems with your vision, or find out what aids there are out there to help.

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