Specsavers have ‘stepped it up’ across Northern Ireland by getting behind Action MS to raise awareness of the connection between Multiple Sclerosis and eye problems.
Staff from all 17 Specsavers stores across Northern Ireland have become involved in the initiative, which involves fundraising walks, in a bid to raise awareness and support for Action MS.
Sean McCauley, from Specsavers in Derry said: “Among other symptoms, MS can have a hugely detrimental effect on a person’s eyesight. That’s the reason Specsavers had no hesitation in getting involved in such a worthy cause. Some people may suffer from symptoms such as double vision, blurred vision, a partial squint, rapid eye movements or pain in one or both eyes.”
Led by former Spirit of Northern Ireland Award nominee, Ann Walker, Action MS is a charity that has been working in Northern Ireland since 1976.
She says: “It’s great to have Specsavers on board to help raise awareness. Action MS provides a comprehensive range of caring ‘actions’ or support that has evolved over the years as a result of conversations with people and families living with MS. The provision of the right kind of care at the right time in the right place is our constant goal.”