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Friday 29th May 2015

What: Robert Halfon, MP and Subhash Suthar, Business Development Manager for the International Glaucoma Association, officially unveil Vision Express store in Harlow 1XW

Where: Vision Express Store, Unit 33a, The Harvey Centre, Harlow, CM20 

When: 11.00 Saturday 30th May

Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and Subash Suthar, Business Development Manager for the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) will join the team at Vision Express as they help officially launch the newly refurbished store in the Harvey Centre in Harlow. Subash Suthar will be a special guest from the IGA, which is a nominated charity of Vision Express, with his visit marking the collaboration between Vision Express and the IGA to raise awareness of glaucoma in advance of activity throughout Vision Express stores during 8th to 14th June for National Glaucoma Awareness Week. 

Subash Suthar, who is trained in ophthalmology, worked for multinational pharmaceutical companies as a Clinical Specialist before joining the IGA. He helps to create educational programmes for glaucoma patients that allow them to understand the condition and its treatment. He also drives membership programmes for the IGA and gives presentations to specialist nurses at training days. Subash will meet with the Vision Express team, including Harlow’s newest optometrist, who has a Glaucoma certificate and also works at the local eye unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital, dealing with Glaucoma.

Robert Halfon, MP and Subash Suthar will be guests of honour as the Vision Express in Harlow is unveiled, with new facilities and equipment to help deliver an individual and thorough vision care service to the local community. The Harlow store has been on the same site for many years and recently closed for refurbishment. It will re-open with the latest in eye care facilities and equipment.

Joint Manager of Vision Express Harlow, Sharon Whitelock, says, ‘We’re looking forward to meeting our local MP, Robert Halfon and also Subash Suthar to learn more about the work of the IGA, especially as next week is National Glaucoma Week. We’re very excited to be opening our new look store. Our Harlow team has many years of experience looking after eye care in the community and we are looking forward to continuing to offer a high level of service including comprehensive sight tests, sophisticated eye health screening equipment and a wide selection of frames in our newly refurbished store.’

Vision Express offers an eye examination to best practice guidelines of the College of Optometrists (COO), with each Vision Express optometrist being a qualified health professional and registered with the General Optical Council. To book an eye test, visit the Vision Express store in Harlow, or call 01279 410 346, or visit


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