A Hounslow optician went back to school on Wednesday 19 March to teach primary school children all about eyes.
Lesson on eyes for National Science Week
Mrs Sandeep Gujral and Mr Amjad Malik from Specsavers opticians in Hounslow, visited Isleworth Town Primary School to teach children about the eye health, caring for their eyes and the job of an optometrist, as part of the school’s National Science Week activity.
Ranna Rai, store director said: ‘We were thrilled when the school invited us to be part of their National Science Week plans. It’s very important to learn from a young age about eyes and how to look after them properly so we’re very thankful to the school for this opportunity.’
Support from local experts
Rachel Armstrong, science co-ordinator at Isleworth Primary School says: ‘It’s great to receive support from local experts. Specsavers made the subject of eyes really fun and tailored the information to the children’s age group perfectly.’
Eyecare for children
Eye examinations for children are paid for by the NHS up to the age of 16, or 19 if they are in full-time education. If children need glasses, the NHS contributes towards the cost. At Specsavers, this voucher entitles children to free spectacles up to £85, from a wide range of fashionable frames.