A CITY optician has given his time to test the eyes of children who were effected by the fall out from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Optometrist Alan Grehan of Jonathon Bryan Opticians, on Werburgh Street, tested the eyes of two children who were visiting Chester from a town just outside the Chernobyl exclusion zone in the Ukraine.
Oleptantandra Tereshichuk and Kateryna Novinka visited Chester along with 14 other children as part of a holiday organised by the Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline charity.
Alan gave Oleptantandra and Kateryna a full eye test.
He said: “This was the first eye test the girls had ever had, but they were quite excited and happy to have the test.”
A translator helped them overcome the language barrier so that Alen could fully assess their eyes. Alan found Kateryna had good eye sight but Oleptantandra was short sighted. She was asked to choose some frames and the opticians had glasses made for her for free.
This four week holiday in the UK will rid their bodies of the cancer causing toxins that result from the 1986 nuclear disaster.