Specsavers opticians in Thurrock went back to school last month to teach primary school children all about eyes.

Jay Visrolia, store director at Lakeside Specsavers, along with two of his colleagues, visited Orsett Church of England Primary School to talk to the pupils about how eyes work, the importance of eye examinations and why some people have to wear glasses.

Important to learn about eyes from a young age

Jay and his team also donated 30 high visibility fluorescent vests to the school which will help pupils to be easily seen when they are on school trips or when they walk to and from school.

Jay said: ‘It was fantastic to meet all the children, especially as it’s so important to learn about eyes from a young age and how to look after them properly. ‘We also hope that the new vests will come in handy and will help to keep the children safe when they’re out and about.’

Keeping pupils safe

Mrs Godfrey, had teacher continued: ‘It’s great to receive support from local experts about such an important subject. The children, along with the teachers found the talk about eyes and how we can keep them healthy very interesting.

The children were also thrilled with their new vests and will get a lot of use out of them so we are very grateful to Specsavers for helping us to keep our pupils safe.’

Kids glasses

Eye examinations for children are paid for by the NHS up to the age of 16, or 18 if they are in full-time education. If children need glasses, the NHS contributes towards the cost. At Specsavers, children are entitled to free spectacles up to £85, from a wide range of fashionable frames.

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