Children in focus this half-term at Dudley
Children's eye health will be in the frame at Dudley Specsavers during half-term week.
Even more reason to visit
The team at Specsavers is providing goodies and games to amuse youngsters visiting the store for a sight test until June 4.
Activities include dressing-up fun for funky young glasses-wearers, a prize colouring competition and free goody bags and a balloon from the store’s balloon tree.
Eyesight and learning
‘Around 80% of everything a child learns is through their vision, so even a minor problem with a child’s sight could mean they experience difficulties with their development at school,’ said Gurdeep Dosanjh, store director. ‘An eye examination takes around 20 minutes and our optometrists carry out a number of visual tests in a friendly and fun environment, ensuring that families feel at ease.
‘With younger children, they do not have to be able to read as we have a number of techniques using colours and shapes that we can use to test sight. We can also let you know if your child’s vision is developing as it should be for their age group.’
At Specsavers all under-16s get a free NHS eye test. All glasses in Specsavers’ kids’ £64 and teens’ £85 ranges are free with under-16s’ NHS funding. Specs wearers can also choose a second pair from these ranges for free. Both pairs can come with scratch-resistant treatment or tinted prescription lenses and a UV filter free in the second pair.