Specsavers, the Official Eyewear and Eye Care Partner of Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricket Team, hosted a special testing session and put the eyes of three players through their paces to ensure they have optimum vision on the field this summer.

Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja and Jackson Bird attended Specsavers Rundle Mall today for a final tune up as they eye a victory in their second Magellan Ashes Test this weekend, Saturday 2nd December at Adelaide Oval. Reinventing the traditional hand eye coordination test, taken from Sir Donald Bradman’s practicing regime of using a golf ball and a stump, the players took part in The Don Test and had their eyes tested ahead of the second test.

“We are encouraging all players and fans to have their eyes tested at least once, every two years. Even if you don’t think that your vision has changed or that you need glasses, as an eye test can pick up so much more than if you need a prescription.” Specsavers Rundle Mall Optometrist Partner, Clinton Fisher said.

Specsavers are so proud to support the Australian Cricket Team and it was a pleasure to test the eyes of some of our best cricket players to ensure they are in top condition to take out the second test!” Clinton adds.

Pat Cummins addressed media today at Specsavers Rundle Mall relaying a time in the past that his eyesight was affecting his performance. “I was fielding at the SCG and Virat Kohli was batting, hit the ball to me three times in a row and I missed fielded every one of them. I realised it was time to have an eye check and now I have them sorted.”

It wasn’t a cricket moment for test number three, Usman Khawaja, who experienced difficulties in the classroom when he was studying Aviation. “I was at the back of a lecture theatre and couldn’t see a thing, I asked my mate next to me ‘can you read that?’ And he transcribed it for me. It was then I realised I needed to get my eyes tested.”

All three players had their eyes tested ahead of the Magellan Ashes Test this weekend with Khawaja and Cummins walking away with new glasses and contacts.

Specsavers is encouraging cricket fans to participate in The Don Test, and take on the Australian Cricket Team players. Fans are asked to post a video on social media of themselves taking part in The Don Test to win $1,000 for themselves and $1,000 for their local sports club. Those who achieve the highest number of consecutive bounces each week will be chosen as the weekly winners.

In addition, Specsavers will donate $10 for every hit captured on video and shared on Facebook.com/SpecsaversAustralia or uploaded to Specsavers.com.au/CricketAustralia, to the Bradman Foundation.

Pat Cummins admitted to the crowd that The Don Test was much harder than it looked. Both Khawaja and Cummins performed well in their first efforts outside the Specsavers store, scoring 48 and 30 respectively but Bird battled scoring just 15.

The three-year partnership between Specsavers and Cricket Australia will ensure the players of the Australian Cricket team and Australian Domestic Cricket Umpires are match fit throughout the season and don’t miss a thing on the field. The partnership will see all Australian international players and domestic umpires have access to regular eye tests and eyewear if and when required throughout the season.

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