The Grantham team were recently visited by a local Rainbows group to learn more about eyes and eye health.
The group of 14 from the 1st Barrowby Rainbows joined staff at Specsavers where store director and optician Bijal Ladva treated them to an interactive talk covering the anatomy of the eye, optometry equipment and caring for eye health.
Rainbows unit leader Andrea Bailey said: ‘Bijal, optometrist Graeme Clark and their team made us all feel so welcome in store and we’re very grateful to them for giving up their time to spend with us. It was lovely to get an insight into what goes on at an optician, and who knows, maybe we've inspired someone to become the next optometrist!’
'Good eyesight is crucial for a child development'
Bijal Ladva added: ‘It’s exciting to teach children about the wonders of the eye, it’s a miraculous structure. It was great to show them how sight tests and glasses work and see them get hands-on with optometry equipment, while also learning about eye health.
‘I feel so privileged to share my knowledge; it goes without saying that by looking after your eyes you can help protect your sight, and good eyesight is crucial for a child’s development. It’s really important to have your eyes tested regularly when growing up and I would urge parents to take their children to an optician if they haven’t before.
‘If there are any other local organisations who’d like to come and see what happens at the opticians, please don’t hesitate to contact us at the store.’
Specsavers in Grantham has strong ties with the local community and is dedicated to supporting children’s groups and schools in the area.