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Eye tests for the young at Specsavers Great Yarmouth

Eye tests for the young at Specsavers Great Yarmouth - Credit: Specsavers

National Children’s Eye Health month is well underway and Great Yarmouth opticians have honoured the initiative by providing undivided attention to children and their eye health, running children’s clinics and providing schools with potentially life saving equipment.

Specsavers in Market Place began the month by inviting Great Yarmouth Children’s Theatre in store for free eye tests, how to protect their vision and a goody bag.

Since then, the store has been running children’s clinics – where staff dedicate their time and efforts exclusively to educate and test children’s eye health - every day from Monday to Saturday from 3pm onwards.

And the store has donated free SchoolScreener EZ software to both Peterhouse and Freethorpe primary schools. The equipment entails a three-minute test of each child’s eyes, immediately identifying any potential problems with eyesight. It then automatically generates a report, which will be sent home to the child’s parents or carers to let them know what the next best step would be.

Picture: Specsavers