Optician looking for 20 cataract trialists

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A Sheffield opticians’ branch is inviting up to 20 people suffering from the symptoms of early cataracts to take part in a trial.

Martyn Kemp, chairman of Martyn Kemp Opticians, is asking people to come forward to try out special new eye drops to see if they will improve their vision.

A recent independent trial with Carnosine eye drops showed most patients found their vision became less misty, and glare was reduced.

MKO is offering a discounted price for the six month long trial at £24 a box, which will mean two drops per eye, twice every day.

Martyn commented: “A cataract is when the clear lens inside the eye becomes discoloured and lets less light through to the back of the eye, thus causing misty vision, rather like having a dirty window inside the eye.

“I will be extremely interested to see for myself if the drops work as they promise to, making these patients a lot happier with improved vision.”

The trial, which will start as soon as the firm has at least 15 people which have agreed to take part, will be based at the opticians’ Herries Road practice.

Anyone interested should call 0114 232 5503 or email martyn.kemp@mko.co.uk