Park Centre based opticians Specsavers marked its fourth birthday with a special programme of in store celebrations.

Optometrists and staff organised a team of face painters and a balloon modeller to entertain children of all ages as well as mums, dads and grandparents.

One hundred special birthday bags packed with discount vouchers, sweets and extra gifts were presented to the first 100 guests to arrive at the store by 1pm on 17th October 2015.

Store manager’s delight

Store manager Jayne Martin said she was delighted to celebrate Specsavers fourth year at Park Centre: ‘Good eyesight is a crucial part of our overall health and wellbeing, from tiny tots and schoolchildren to helping older people live a full and independent life. Opticians recommend getting an eye test carried out every two years.'

‘In fact a simple eye test can also detect early signs of conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even life threatening tumours. Our message is make your eyes a priority and ensure an eye test is a regular part of your health routine.'

Eye tests for children

Specsavers Park Centre looks after a large number of children of primary school age and optometrist, Matthew McKenny highlighted the need for parents to get children’s eyes tested from a young age.

‘We recommend children should have their first eye test by the age of three. Approximately 80% of what is taught in schools is presented visually so good eyesight will really help children to learn and develop and set them up for a happy school life.'

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