Eye tests for children of Chernobyl
Seven youngsters who live in the shadow of the world’s worst nuclear blast were given free eyesight tests in Maidstone.
Last Wednesday the children, supported by charity Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, visited Optical Express in The Mall, where one had glasses prescribed to them following the examination. Leyana Martin, business development manager for Optical Express, said: “This is a fantastic charity that we support by providing them all with free sight tests, and spectacles if required.”
The organisation helps children and their families from Belarus and Ukraine affected by fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear explosion in 1986. Many are born with, or go on to develop, cancer.