Looking out for kids in Swiss Cottage
Specsavers Swiss Cottage have gifted radical new online vision screening software to a borough school.
The team donated the software to the pupils and staff of Gospel Oak Primary School, one of the first schools to sign up to a new nationwide initiative from the opticians. The screening can detect the most common eye problems that affect children, such as long and short sight, lazy eye and squints.
A word from the director
Store director Rishi Ganatra says: ‘As eyecare experts, we don’t want vision problems to have an impact on any child’s learning. ‘Not only do we encourage parents to bring their children for eye tests from the age of four, we have now introduced this software to enable schools like Gospel Oak to help us reach more children who require our support.
‘This has the potential to help transform children’s lives and we hope more schools sign up to receive their screening kits.”