Specsavers in Guiseley hosted two eye health lectures in-store this month for 60 GCSE science students from Guiseley School, a mixed secondary school and sixth form located on Fieldhead Road in Guiseley.

Five optometrists, from Specsavers in Guiseley on Otley Road, covered topics such as how the eye works, long and short sight, new technologies, laser surgery and duochrome tests. The lectures were organised by store director, Anjham Akbar and head of science, Mr Dunn.

'Love working with local community'

Store director, Anjham Akbar said: 'We love working with the local community and hope the pupils of Guiseley School enjoyed their visits – they certainly had lots of interesting questions to ask!

'Good eye health plays such an important role in a child’s overall development, from enhancing their language and cognitive skills, to improving their social abilities when interacting with others. It’s surprising to learn that such a significant number of parents are leaving it so late before taking their child for an eye test.

'Local educational efforts are vital in encouraging children and their parents to take their eye health seriously. We hope the eye health sessions were useful and wish the students the best of luck in their science exams.'

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