A-level students from Bridgnorth Endowed School enjoyed an eye-opening session on Friday (26 February) when they visited Specsavers in Bridgnorth.

The five youngsters – who are currently studying science at the school – visited the store where they expanded their knowledge of how the eye works by looking at the anatomy of the eye and the physics of refractive error.

Designed to support the students’ learning, the session was led by dispensing optician Phil Clarke and pre-registration optometrist Luke Simpson.

‘It was fantastic to have the students in store to help them develop their knowledge of how the eye works,’ said Teresa Hughes, store director. ‘As they’re studying science for their A-Levels, it was really useful for them to come into store and learn about eye health from people in the industry, and Phil and Luke did a wonderful job sharing their knowledge with the students.

‘We visit schools quite regularly to deliver sessions on eye health, helping youngsters to learn about the workings of the eye, understand how they can take care of their vision, and even how to pursue a career in optics.’

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