SPECSAVERS put themselves in the frame to help a group of children suffering from the legacy of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The children dropped in at the optician’s stores in Stourbridge and Kingswinford as part of a trip organised by Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

A total of 18 youngsters from Belarus were given free eye examinations and glasses for those who needed them.

The visit to Britain is designed at improving the youngster's health having suffered the lingering effects of Chernobyl.

Store director Jason Bridgwater said: “It's the seventh year that we've supported Chernobyl Children's Lifeline and it's always rewarding to meet the children and be able to help in some small way

“Most of those who visit don't have access to any kind of eye care, so it’s really important that we offer this support.”

The respite trips to the UK are believed to add two years to the life expectancy of the youngsters.