Optician wins health award
VETERAN optician Malcolm Gray who has helped prevent Staffordshire diabetics from going blind has been recognised by his profession for his outstanding service.
Malcolm, who practices in Eccleshall, was elected to the Life Fellowship of the College of Optometrists.
The honour particularly marks his contribution to encouraging greater understanding of sight problems linked to dyslexia and the development of the diabetic retinopathy screening service in Staffordshire.
He is the clinical director of the service which provides screening tests, involving digital retinal photography to 60,000 people with diabetes every year.
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He has also been a driving force behind improving access to eyecare by providing more services in the community.
He said: "My work with people with dyslexia and diabetes is very close to my heart. Through the fellowship I hope to raise greater awareness about the importance of eyecare services, particularly for children."