Deputy PM Nick Clegg and local optician bring eyecare into focus
12:20pm Tuesday 9th October 2012 in News
DEPUTY Prime Minister, Rt Hon Nick Clegg, joined forces with a local optician to throw his support behind National Eye Health Week recently.
His support came during a visit to Penarth, when he stopped by the local Specsavers store on Windsor Road and met director and optometrist, Frank Moloney, as well as Dr Bablin Molik, Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate in the upcoming Cardiff South and Penarth by-election.
National Eye Health Week brings organisations and health professionals from across the UK together to raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all.
Mr Clegg said: "I am delighted to support the work of National Eye Health Week in promoting the importance of eye health. Many of us would be terrified at the thought of losing our sight, but we are not always aware of the best way to look after our eyes."
Specsavers director in Penarth, Frank Moloney, said: "It was great to meet with Mr Clegg and discuss with him the important issues surrounding eyecare, as well as help paint a picture of the local business scene here in Penarth.
"As an optician that is run and owned locally by partners, it was a good opportunity to highlight some of the key issues in the business community here and give Mr Clegg the perspective of a business that is operating on the ground in the community every day as to how we might stimulate our local economy."