Staff from the Specsavers store in Bridlington recently visited Martongate Primary School to speak with pupils in Reception and Year 1 about the importance of their eyes.
Taking the clinic to the classroom
Dispensing opticians Sam Berridge and Richard Smith set up a miniature opticians in the classroom and talked the children through the different parts of the eye.
The children checked the colour of each other’s eyes and took Isihara tests for colour blindness.
The session ended with a fun quiz designed by the Specsavers team to dispel some common eye-related myths.
Education for pupils, teachers and parents
Mark Kunz, store director at Bridlington Specsavers, said: ‘We were really keen to help the local area by bringing our expertise into schools to educate not only children, but teachers and parents alike.
‘It’s vital that children have some understanding of their eyes and how to look after them. Similarly it’s important to provide parents with essential advice on the importance of regular eye examinations.
‘It was a really successful afternoon and we hope that we can extend our expertise to other schools within the community over the coming months.’