Specsavers in Havant and Waterlooville are putting the focus on supporting children during National Storytelling Week.
Continuing to read with ease
Following a study which showed millions of UK children under the age of 12 have never had an eye test , Specsavers stores are encouraging parents to book their child a sight test during the awareness week (30 January to 6 February) so they can continue reading with ease. Throughout the week, the stores will also be collecting donations for children’s charity Naomi’s House.
Bill Vance, Specsavers Havant and Waterlooville store director says: ‘Children should have eye tests once every two years so that any problems can be detected early.
‘National Storytelling Week is all about encouraging people to read, so we’d like to ensure that everyone can enjoy their favourite books with clear vision. The week brings people together to celebrate their love of reading, so we’ve also chosen to support a charity which exists to bring families together as well.’
Naomi’s House and Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 280 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their families in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.