Young Lucia Bingham from Portrush celebrated her fourth birthday by helping Coleraine Specsavers launch its latest children’s glasses range, My Little Pony.

The adventurous and loveable ponies feature in a new magical movie and to coincide with the big screen debut of characters such as Twilight Sparkle, Applejack and Rainbow Dash, Specsavers have launched four My Little Pony frames for children aged between three and six years.

Vital to look after eye health from early age

Judith Ball, optometrist and store director at Coleraine Specsavers, highlights the importance of looking after our eye health even at a very young age.

Judith said: ‘Regular check-ups are the best way to make sure your child’s eyesight is as good as it should be or that any problems are picked up and treated before they have an impact on their education.

'We recommend that all children have an eye test before they start school. They don’t need to be able to read as we have lots of other ways to assess young children’s eyesight.’

Up to 80% of teaching and learning delivered visually

Good eyesight is vital for children as their vision helps them explore and learn about the world around them. In fact, up to 80% of everything children learn at school is presented visually so being able to see clearly is important for overall development.

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