A WREXHAM opticians has made a charitable donation to help support Welsh guide dogs.

A1 Eyewear enjoyed a visit from guide dog Victor, a golden retriever, and retired dog Una, a labradoodle.

Their owner, Heather Worofka, heard how the shop is using the latest technology to safeguard people’s eyesight and also accepted a donation of £450 for Guide Dogs Cymru.

Huw Owens, owner of A1 Eyewear, said: “We have a new machine called Optomap, which gives a 3D scan of the back of the eye. It’s an enhanced retina camera that can give an early indication of eye conditions, and patients can choose to have it done.

“Back in March, we thought it would be nice to donate the proceeds to a good cause – then lockdown happened. We had managed to collect £285, but we decided to round it up to £450.

“We chose Guide Dogs because we come across a lot of vision impaired patients and understand how debilitating sight loss can be. I’ve got to know Heather and her dogs, and we’ve seen the difference a guide dog can make to a person’s life.”

Jacquie Hughes-Jones, community fundraiser for Guide Dogs in North Wales, said: “Lockdown is a difficult time but for a person with sight loss, social isolation can be their everyday. Donations like this help Guide Dogs to deliver the services that really do change lives.”