Specsavers in Cardiff has visited five local schools in a bid to promote awareness of maintaining good eye health.
Optometrist Justine Davies from Specsavers on Queen Street has been touring schools to speak to pupils and staff during assemblies and in classrooms about the importance of going to the opticians regularly for sight tests as part of a person’s overall wellbeing.
Justine visited Ysgol Pwll Coch in Leckwith, St Paul’s School in Grangetown, Millbank Primary School in Ely, Bryn Dewi Primary School in Radyr and Moorland Primary School in Splott.
‘Feedback from pupils and staff was fantastic’
Claire Francis, deputy head of Millbank Primary School, is delighted with the initiative: ‘It was great to have Specsavers come into the school and provide workshops for each of our year groups.
‘The feedback from pupils and staff was fantastic! The visit was a welcome addition to our ‘Food and Fitness Fortnight’, which was a great success as the children enjoyed a range of activities in school.’
Staying active and eating a healthy diet
During her visits, Justine shared advice about staying active and eating a healthy, balanced diet, both of which help contribute to good vision.
She said: ‘Unfortunately, problems with a person’s vision can occur at any age and, even if there are no obvious symptoms, there can sometimes be an underlying condition. Therefore, it’s recommended that children have their first eye test at around three years old and then check-ups at least every two years after.’