Pupils from Corbett Primary School in Bobbington received a visit from the team at Specsavers in Bridgnorth on Monday 11 July to learn about the importance of eyecare for overall health.

Members of staff spoke to the group of children about eye examinations and how important it is to look after your eyes. The team also provided the school with new vision screening equipment, allowing pupils to get their sight checked in the classroom with a test operated by teachers and school staff. 

Children from year 4, 5 and 6 classes got involved in the lesson by trying out the screening equipment, which includes a test for colour vision.

The importance of healthy eyes

‘Eyesight has a big impact on a child’s learning; around 80% of everything children learn is through their vision,’ explained store director Teresa Hughes. ‘This equipment is easy to use and indicates whether a child requires a full eye test.’

The three-minute screening test, which was developed by optometrists and vision scientists from the City of London University, can detect common eye problems that affect children, such as long and short sight, squints and lazy eye. 

Teresa added: ‘The team were delighted to visit pupils at Corbett Primary School and talk to them about the importance of healthy eyes, as well as provide them with the vision screening software free of charge. We would like to encourage all schools in the local area to sign up!’

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