Specsavers in Grantham has surprised a 10-year-old girl with an iPad to thank her for her custom over the last ten years and to help her with her studies when she moves up to secondary school. 

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Emily and her family have been regularly visiting the Specsavers store at the Isaac Newton Centre, since she was four months old. At just 12 weeks old, Emily underwent surgery to have cataracts removed and at two years of age, she had surgery to correct a squint. Although her sight is limited, her progress has since gone from strength to strength. 

Emily recently told staff at the store that she was nervous about starting secondary school because she felt self-conscious about her bifocal lenses. Staff have since helped her to adjust to varifocals and she is said to be ‘over the moon’.

Bijal Ladva, store director of Specsavers in Grantham, said: ‘We have watched Emily grow up over the years and she has progressed so much. She is such a delight to have as a customer, so we thought we would thank her and her family for coming back to us each time Emily has needed treatment over the last 10 years.

‘We wanted to do something that would help support Emily’s transition to secondary school. The iPad seemed the best choice as it can connect to the class whiteboard to help her see more clearly.’

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