AN OPTICIANS in Romsey has come to the rescue of a Ukrainian boy who broke his glasses.

Maksym Skavingskyi, five, came to Romsey with his mother and father from western Ukraine in May to flee the ongoing war.

After he broke his glasses last week, Maksym’s host, Mr Cardy pointed him toward Romsey Eyecare.

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When it was clear that the glasses needed more than a quick on-site repair, they prepared Maksym a new free pair in just a few days.

Owner of Romsey Eyecare, Emma Paxman said: “I can’t imagine how difficult this year must have been for Maksym so we were keen to do anything we could to help him out. Maksym really relies on his glasses so we needed to help him quickly.”

Maksym is currently attending Romsey Primary School.

Mr Cardy said: “Maksym and his family have been really welcomed by the people of Romsey. The more we can do to make their temporary home as comfortable as possible, the better.”

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