Pupils from Park Farm Primary Academy had a special visit from Specsavers Haverhill where they got hands-on experience from the store’s eye experts.

Practice makes perfect 

One hundred and twenty students from years two and four took part in a series of workshops where practice manager, Oliver Morgan, dispensing optician, Robby Bhuee and optical assistant Hollie Burry educated classes on the science behind eye health.

Students were given the chance to practice testing, dispensing and fitting glasses through mini eye tests, along with getting to grips with the advanced equipment and methods used in store.

Bags of knowledge 

Afterwards, pupils were treated to a bag of goodies including posters about eye facts, activity books and glasses cases for children, as well as information booklets about children’s eye health and £10 sight test vouchers to take home for parents.

Practice manager of Specsavers Haverhill, Oliver Morgan, said: ‘It’s so important that children are educated about their senses and the importance of looking after them at an early age.

‘By letting kids get involved and hands on with what we do, we can help them understand the what, where, who, how and why of keeping eye health in check. As with all aspects of health, if people are educated from an early age it’s less likely they’ll encounter problems further down the line.

‘We’re always keen to help out in the local community by bringing our expertise into schools to educate not only children, but parents and teachers.’

How do I organise a visit from the store?

Eye examinations and glasses are available free of charge through the NHS for all children under 16 at Specsavers Haverhill.

If you would like the team at Specsavers Haverhill to present at your school (sessions can be tailored to the school’s needs) or would like more information on how the store can help provide learning resources, then pop in store or give them a call.

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