A group of pre-schoolers have taken time out of the classroom to discover what a trip to the opticians is really like. 

The children from Grantham Preparatory School visited the store in the Isaac Newton Centre on Friday 19 September. The youngsters got the chance to road test the opticians chair, try on glasses, look through 3D glasses and learn about what goes on during an eye examination.

Bijal Ladva, store director of Specsavers in Grantham, said: ‘An opticians can sometimes seem like an intimidating place to a small child, so we wanted to invite our local pre-schoolers in to show them that we aren’t scary and that an eye examination can actually be a fun experience.

‘Good eyesight is a crucial factor in a child’s development so learning about the importance of eye examinations should start at an early age.’

Marie Marshall from Grantham Preparatory School said: ‘We are thrilled to have been invited into the Specsavers store. We’re studying ‘ourselves’ at the moment so this has helped the children learn about how it is important to visit the opticians to help keep their eyes healthy.’  

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Children from Grantham Preparatory School visited Specsavers Grantham