As the clocks go back opticians visited a local cubs and beavers group to donate hi-vis vests and teach them more about their eyes.

A visit from experts

The team from Specsavers in Milton Keynes, including clinic manager Ektaa Moore and dispensing optician and instore trainer Hayley Hunt, gave a presentation to the Stony Stratford Cubs and Beavers Troop, explaining how we look after our eyes, what happens during a visit at the opticians and how we can recycle glasses to help people in third world countries, who have little access to optical care.

‘Fantastic to work with these children’

Ektaa says: ‘It was fantastic to work with these children, who showed a real interest in what we were saying. We played games and did activities with optical illusions, which were both fun and informative, and used the Ishihara Test to check whether any of them had issues with colour blindness.

‘Statistics show that 30 per cent of under 18s have never visited their opticians*, which is why it’s so important to teach children at a young age the importance of looking after their eyes.’

After their activities and learning the group was given 70 hi-vis vests to help them be seen on outings as the nights become darker.

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