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A GROUP of children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will get free eye examinations and glasses.

Specsavers in High Street, Gosport, will host the 11 children on Thursday, in an effort to help them improve their lives.

Philippe Brogan is the store director at Specsavers in Gosport.

He said: ‘We have invited the children into the store every year for just more than 10 years now, and we always welcome them back with open arms.

‘Regular eye checks are an important part of a health care routine and access to eye care is not available for the children in their home town.

‘The radiation they’re subjected to increases the chances of contracting illnesses such as cataracts which would go undetected without an eye examination.’

All treatment for the youngsters will be provided by Specsavers at no cost to them.