On Friday 28 September, staff from Specsavers in Clifton spent the day welcoming this year’s freshers to the city with a hub outside the store and speaking to students at Bristol University’s welcome fair.

Student hub

There was a Specsavers hub outside the store where staff handed out leaflets, student vouchers with special offers and discounts, and ran a ‘guess how many contact lenses are in the jar’ competition. The lucky winner received a hamper of goods worth £80.

Freshers fair

The store also had a stall at Bristol University’s welcome fair that took place from 11am until 5pm on Durdham Down.

The team gave away lots of freebies, leaflets for free eye tests, vouchers with student discounts and promoted their free contact lens trials. Staff were on hand offering the freshers eye health advice, answering questions and generally spreading the word about the services available for students.

Importance of eye health

‘There’s always a great atmosphere when the freshers arrive and this year it landed on National Eye Health Week, giving us great reason to raise awareness about the importance of eye health,’ said store director, Chris Child.

‘Students make up a huge proportion of the population in our city so it’s great to welcome them and ensure they’re aware of the services we provide,’ continued Chris. ‘Emphasising the importance of eyecare to them is very important given the amount of time they spend reading and looking at a screen.’

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