AN AWARD WINNING Chester target rifle shooter with a history of eye problems believes his sight is better than ever thanks to an eye surgeon.
Nick Peters, who lives in Chester with wife Connie, is eyeing the top prize for the Great Britain International Dewar match team having overcome difficulties which nearly ended his hopes of even competing in the contest.
Following a series of procedures carried out by Brendan Moriarty, a consultant at The Prospect Eye Clinic in Altrincham, Nick has the precision he needs to be on target for the match.
“Rifle shooting is more than just a hobby, it’s a passion of mine,” said Nick.
“I’ve been shooting for over 50 years and rifle shooting is my pleasure, my motivation and a big part of my life.”
In 1993, after a long and successful run with the Welsh and British Rifle shooting team, culminating in numerous international awards, Nick began to develop eye problems.
He was recommended to see Brendan, who is one of the UK’s top eye surgeons and tests confirmed that Nick had glaucoma, the second biggest cause of blindness worldwide.
This was treated and Nick enjoyed years of success both on a national and international level before the glaucomas returned and Nick also suffered the devastating blow of developing a cataract.
“After all I’d been through, I did not want this condition to spell the end of the road,” added Nick.
As he had been treated by Brendan previously, he was his first port of call.
“Just as before, I received the best service possible.
“I feel that my eyesight is even better than before.
“Thanks to Brendan I can look forward to the summer season and even think about the years to come.”