A group of children from the Christ Church Playgroup recently visited their local Specsavers to learn about what happens during a sight test.
The children, who arrived at the store wearing Specsavers high-visibility vests, had the chance to try on glasses, were shown around a testing room and were each given a goody bag and colouring sheet at the end of their visit.
Store director Shailan Ruparelia said: ‘We were delighted to welcome the children into the store to learn more about what happens at the opticians.
'For a lot of kids, their first eye test can be daunting, but we want them to be completely at ease and demonstrate that having their eyes examined isn’t a scary experience. Visits like these are the perfect opportunity to do just that.’
Around 80% of everything a child learns is through their vision, so even a minor problem with a child’s sight can mean they suffer setbacks. Being able to see clearly is therefore incredibly important in your child’s overall development.
‘We want to encourage local parents to focus on children’s eye health,’ Shailan added. ‘We offer eye tests for children from the age of four, before they start full-time education to ensure that any problems they may have are identified early.
‘If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s eyesight, give us a call or pop into store to talk to one of our opticians.’