As eyesight is usually fully developed by the age of eight, Specsavers in Tring is raising awareness of the consequences of neglecting children’s eye health and the importance of regular eye examinations from the age of three.
The team visited Bishop Wood School laden with goody bags filled with golden tickets and vouchers for eye tests to remind children and their parents that sight tests should be an essential in your health regime. They also dontated some high vis vests to the school as well as part of their own Road Safety week.
Word from the director
Bindi Shah, Specsavers Tring store director says: ‘Regular eye tests are vital for children’s eyecare as poor vision is not always obvious to parents. Vision problems can be one of the reasons a child does not perform well at school, for example, because they cannot see the board. The earlier a problem is detected the more chance there is of successful treatment.
‘Conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (crossed eye), can often go undetected and can lead to lifelong problems and, in serious cases, they can result in partial, irreversible sight loss. However, if detected early enough many problems can be easily corrected, usually with glasses.’