To mark National Eye Health Week (24-30 September), members of staff from Specsavers in Telford recently visited Apley Wood Primary School to teach pupils about the importance of eye health.
Store director, Vinay Najran, was joined by store supervisor Raven Padda and dispensing consultant Jack Hearne from Specsavers in the Telford Shopping Centre to deliver a fun yet educational session at the local primary school. The team spent their time in the classroom presenting diagrams and setting tasks to educate the children about the importance of eye health while taking the time to reassure them about eye tests.
A word from the store director
‘Everyone seemed to really enjoy the session,’ said Vinay. ‘Visiting schools is a great way to educate children about the importance of regular eye tests. It’s important for them to understand how to look after their eyes from a young age and to know what to expect when they visit the opticians.
‘It’s also beneficial to provide parents and teachers with essential advice on eye health,’ continued Vinay. ‘There have been cases in the past where children have been misdiagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD or learning difficulties when in fact the child simply needs glasses. We recommend children have eye tests every two years from the age of three or sooner if they notice a problem.’