Youngsters in Telford have been learning all about eye health and careers in optics thanks to a visit from Specsavers.

Three members of the Specsavers team delivered an eye-opening session for year 11 pupils at Thomas Telford School. As well as covering the anatomy and pathology of the eye, students also learned how they could pursue a career in optics.

‘Around 80% of what youngsters learn in school is through their vision, so it’s really important for them to maintain healthy eyesight’, said Rizwaan Makda, store director. ‘Understanding how the eye works and how to take care of them is a big part of that and that’s what we try to teach children when we deliver these sessions.

‘For older pupils who might be coming to the end of their time in school, we also discuss how they could pursue a career in optics, regardless of whether or not they choose to go to university.’

The Specsavers team is always happy to visit local primary and secondary schools to deliver tailored talks and interactive sessions to pupils. Schools will also receive a complimentary poster of the anatomy of the eye, supporting children’s learning beyond the visit. For more information or to request a visit, pop into Specsavers or call Mr Bains on 01952 200 100.

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