Huntingdon MP Jonathan Djanogly performed the official opening ceremony at the new Vision Express store based in Tesco in St Neots.

Mr Djanogly joined the team's optical experts to encourage the community to have regular eye tests and was able to see the new sophisticated sight screening equipment.

“Eye health is a growing issue for people in Huntingdonshire and I would encourage everyone to have regular eye tests and take their vision seriously,” said Mr Djanogly.

“I am proud to support this event and raise awareness amongst my constituents, especially those who drive, with research revealing there are almost 3,000 road causalities a year caused by poor driver sight.”

Vision Express manager, Debra Ham, said: “It was fantastic to have our local MP join the team to officially open our new store and we look forward to welcoming new and existing customers through our doors.

“With 10 per cent of the local population at a heightened risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, we're here to help residents ensure their vision is the best it can be. We have more than 100 ways to test your eyes, to assess how they're working and help detect serious conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and increased risk of stroke. It's great that Vision Express is now in such a

convenient location for local residents to drop in and get this essential health check.”