Specsavers Walthamstow have been out and about in the community promoting eye health.

Faiz Parkar, ophthalmic director at Specsavers Walthamstow in the High Street, paid a visit to Mission Grove Primary School on Buxton Road to carry out a free vision screening check for the children there.

Achieving potential

Following his visit, Faiz said: ‘It is estimated that 80% of the information that a child uses for learning is visual, but that one in four children are struggling with undiagnosed vision problems.

‘Therefore, having good vision is vital in helping a child develop in school. If they struggle to read or cannot see a board or screen clearly, they are unlikely to achieve their full potential.

Regular eye examinations

‘That is why I was so pleased to be able to carry out the vision screener check with the parents and children at Mission Grove Primary School and I hope they enjoyed the experience.

'Specsavers Walthamstow recommends that children should have regular eye examinations. Not just to check their vision is satisfactory, but also to ensure their eyes are healthy.

‘Not many parents are aware that sight tests are paid for by the NHS for all children under the age of 16, and for students in full time education under the age of 19. So if your child has not had an eye test for a while, Specsavers Walthamstow would love to see them in store soon.’

Thank you

Linda Foxcroft, inclusion manager at Mission Grove Primary School, said: ‘Thank you very much to Specsavers for such a professional and efficient service.

‘Parents were happy to be able to access this sort of service through the school and the children were calm and relaxed when being screened in a familiar setting.

‘We hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future.’

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