The team from Specsavers Edgware Broadwalk recently visited a local school to talk to the children about eye health – and carry out school screening at the same time.

Optometrist Sheena Patel and pre-registration optometrist Amy Patel, who both work at the Broadwalk Shopping Centre store, visited Stag Lane Junior School in Collier Drive.

Regular eye tests

The school screener programme is designed to identify any visual problems in children in the first instance – with a view to them being encouraged to get a full eye test.

The experts at Specsavers encourage children to get an eye test every two years from the age of three even if they do not seem to be having any problems with their sight. And there are a great range of kids glasses in store, designed for active lifestyles.

Vital for development

Rakesh Kapoor, store director at Edgware Broadwalk, said: ‘Undetected visual problems can have a major impact on child development, so we would urge parents to take their children for regular eye tests.

‘The school screener programme allows children to learn about eye health and be tested in an environment in which they feel comfortable, so it is a great place to start. Sheena and Amy had a great time at the school, and the kids seemed to enjoy it too.’

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