A primary school in Llanelli has welcomed local Specsavers staff who taught them all about the importance of eye health and what’s involved in working as an optician.
Fiona Rogers and Sher Lewis, an optometrist and dispensing assistant from Specsavers in Llanelli, visited Brynsierfel Primary School and spent a morning with the children, using games and interactive presentations to show them how to look after their sight.
‘It was so rewarding to teach the enthusiastic pupils at Brynsierfel. Even young children spend a lot of time watching screens these days – whether they’re at home or at school - so it’s vital they are aware of the risks to their eyes,’ says Sher Lewis.
‘We’re pleased to do anything that’ll encourage them to take their sight seriously and we had a great fun doing it.’
‘Thank you to Specsavers’
Pupils were also shown how eye tests are conducted and what symptoms might suggest that they need a trip to the opticians.
Hannah Evans, teacher at Brynsierfel Primary School, said: ‘It was wonderful for the children to learn about their eyes directly from expert opticians. The eye is very a complex part of the body, but Fiona and Sher were terrific with the children and made their session fun and easy for them to understand the importance of protecting your eyes – thank you to Specsavers.’