Caithness General Hospital has received ten pairs of test specs from the Wick opticians to help staff conduct children’s eye tests.

Donating special specs for eye exams

Specsavers in Wick donated ten pairs of the special frames, which are used during eye examinations to test different lenses on patients to help determine the correct prescription.

The glasses come in a range of sizes depending on the age of the child.

Ian Morris, store director of Specsavers in Wick, said: ‘We were contacted by staff at the hospital who wanted to find out where we purchased our test specs after one of its optometrists had visited our store.

‘Rather than just refer them on, we decided to assist by donating the glasses to the hospital. We work closely with the team there and were only too happy to help out.’

Making eye exams fun for children

Stanley Keys, optometrist at Caithness General Hospital, added: ‘We’d like to thank Specsavers for its very kind donation.

‘The trial frames will be a huge help when conducting children’s eye tests – as well as being smaller, they are brightly coloured which will assist us in holding youngsters’ attention and making the experience more fun for them.’

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