Whether you are planning on keeping the kids amused with local beaches and museums, or travelling further afield, Specsavers Whitstable could be an excellent first port of call.

According to research from the College of Optometrists, more than a quarter of children have never had an eye test, and Specsavers Whitstable hopes to change this by encouraging parents to make an appointment for their kids before school begins.

A word from the store director

Siobhan Fennel, store director at Specsavers in Whitstable, says: ‘There are a lot of different things that parents need to prepare before school begins in September, and Specsavers would like them to remember to book an eye test as well as shopping for new uniforms and backpacks.

‘Younger children, in particular, can have a hard time noticing that there’s a problem with their vision.  It’s better to be safe than sorry, and if one of our opticians notices that they may need glasses they can get them all sorted in time for the new school year.’

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