Stirling focus on eye health
Pupils at Doune Primary in Stirling now know more information about vision and eyecare, thanks to Specsavers Stirling.
Julie Pritchard, Ophthalmic Director at Specsavers Stirling, visited the school to talk to youngsters in P1/2 and P3/4 as part of their nurture day.
Julie spoke to pupils about the importance of getting your eyes tested regularly, how the eyes work as well as what happens during an eye test. Pupils also got the chance to ask questions about working in an opticians and about eye health.
As part of a road safety week initiative by Specsavers, the store also donated high-visibility vests to the children during the visit that they can use during outings when they need to be seen better.
A word from the director
Julie said: ‘We were really keen to help the local area by bringing our expertise into schools to educate not only children, but teachers and parents alike.
It is useful for children to understand the basics of how the eye works and important that they know how to look after their eyes. Similarly it is important to provide parents with essential advice on the importance of regular eye examinations.’