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Bromley optician goes back to school to teach about eye health
A BROMLEY optician has gone back to school to teach primary school children about eye health.
Store director Reehan Qureishy, from Bromley Specsavers, was invited to visit the year two class at St Joseph’s Primary School, in Plaistow Lane, to talk about the importance of eye tests by the teacher whose sister is an optometrist.
Store director Mr Qureishy, from the shop in the High Street, Bromley, said: "It was fantastic to meet all the kids, especially as it’s very important to learn from a young age about eyes and how to look after them properly."
Teacher Caroline Hughes said: "I felt it was important to highlight that children should be having routine sight tests.
"Poor vision can really affect a child's learning and education.
"I would like to thank them for their brilliant presentation which engaged the children throughout."
Eye examinations for children are paid for by the NHS up to the age of 16, or 19 if they are in full-time education.
If children need glasses, the NHS contributes towards the cost.
For more information visit specsavers.co.uk