Parents in Erith are being encouraged to take their child for a sight test and find out more information on protecting their kids’ sight from harmful UV rays during the school holidays.

Summer sun protection

Wouter de Wit, store director at Specsavers Erith, said: ‘We want to encourage as many families in the area as possible to visit us for a sight test over the summer months and find out more information on protecting their eyes from the sun.

‘Children who require a prescription can have UV protection on their glasses for free to prevent over-exposure to UV rays from a young age. This helps to reduce the likelihood of developing potentially sight-threatening conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, in later life.

‘I would urge parents to consider bringing their kids into store at this vital stage in their development. Our professional team is on hand to offer help and advice, and we have an extensive range of kids’ sunglasses on offer.’

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