Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, is supporting the Hertfordshire Society for the Blind’s (HSB) campaign to encourage local residents to make sure they have their eyes tested regularly. Eye tests allow early signs of preventable eye diseases, such as glaucoma or problems relating to diabetes, to be picked up by opticians.
Stephen visited the Lister hospital recently to meet staff, volunteers and service users from HSB and commented, “I would urge local people to take action to protect their eye health by having early warning of any potential problems. I recently had my eyes tested even though I can see well. I am very impressed with the commitment of the staff and volunteers, who provide invaluable support to help those who are blind and partially sighted retain their independence.”