Specsavers Whitby has pledged to keep local children educated about eye health and has also donated high-visibility vests to four schools in Whitby to ensure pupils are seen when out and about.

Richard Finn, director of the Whitby Specsavers store, visited East Whitby Primary School to deliver an assembly on eye health.

The students were fascinated to learn about the way the eyes work, including why the pupils open up in the dark, and that the eye sees our surroundings upside down.

Richard Finn said of the visit to East Whitby Primary School: 'Despite being slightly nervous beforehand I had a brilliant time. The kids were really eager to answer my questions and asked lots of intelligent questions of their own.

It’s so important to make sure children understand the importance of taking care of their eyes and I was thrilled at the end of the assembly when every child put their hand up to say they’d be coming to see me for an eye test soon.'

The team at Whitby Specsavers are looking forward to continuing to deliver eye health education in schools across Whitby in the future.

As well as donating 25 high-visibility vests to East Whitby Primary School, the store donated 25 each to Airy Hill Primary School, West Cliff Primary School and St Hilda’s Roman Catholic Primary School.

The vests help to keep the children visible during school trips and evening activities.

Specsavers has a long history of supporting their local community, particularly in road safety initiatives, donating thousands of vests to schools and youth groups around the country every year, and campaigning to raise awareness during Road Safety Week each November.

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