Opticians helps teach children the science of sight
Specsavers in Carmarthen recently welcomed a film crew from Welsh-language television channel S4C in store to film for a new children’s science series.
The series, Sbarc, which means “spark”, will be aimed at children aged between six and eight years old. It will cover everything from the human body to the natural world, animals and the weather.
Science of sight
The Specsavers team stepped in to help explain the science of sight. The episode will teach viewers all about how our eyes work, as well as the importance of regular sight tests.
The crew filmed optometrist Lisa Picton taking young actor Carys through a sight test and helping her to choose her stylish new glasses.
The series will be broadcast from March 2015.
Learn about vision
Lisa Picton, optometrist at Specsavers in Carmarthen, said: ‘We hope this programme will help children learn about their vision, and show some of the tests opticians use to check our eyes are functioning as well as they can.’
Kevin McCarthy, director of Specsavers in Carmarthen, said: ‘S4C were looking for a venue to film for their new science series and we were delighted to help.
‘Regular sight tests are vital to check the health of our eyes. Encouraging children to take care of their eyesight and have their vision tested regularly from a young age is something that we at Specsavers champion. We are very pleased to help S4C spread that message to younger viewers.’