Parents and children from Colchester are invited to join their local opticians for a kid’s themed fun day in aid of Help for Heroes.

On Tuesday 28 October, staff from Specsavers Colchester, will be holding dedicated clinics for children, helping to teach them all about the importance of eye health. Following the success of last years’ fancy dress themed day, staff will be donning costumes with a jungle a theme. While children learn about their eyes they can also have their face painted and watch a selection of children’s television shows.

Nick Hagan, store director, said: ‘We have lots of fun things planned for our kid’s day and we hope customers and staff enjoy the festivities. Every child we test on the day will receive a complimentary high visibility jacket to ensure they can be seen on the roads this winter.

In addition, the store will donate £1.00 from every sight test to Help for Heroes, as well as any donations from the face painter.

‘We’re encouraging families to pay us a visit and for children to collect their jackets and learn about the importance for children to have regular eye examinations, as it is for adults so what better way to make coming to the opticians a fun experience.’

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