Opticians boosts kids’ visability

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Wetherby Specsavers is making sure that children in the area don’t go unnoticed as winter finally draws in.

In association with Road Safety Week, the team at the local opticians has gifted St John’s Catholic School in Boston Spa with 50 hi-visibility vests and St Joseph’s in Wetherby with 100.

The aim of the campaign is to make local children easier to see when they are out and about.

Geoff Harper, store director at Specsavers in Wetherby, said: “At this time of year, the combination of short days and unpredictable weather means that it can be difficult to keep track of a group of children on the move.

“With this in mind, we wanted to help increase the safety of children in the area, so were thrilled to meet the children at St John’s and St Joseph’s and be able to make sure they have a safe winter.”

As part of the initiative, Specsavers are also hoping to raise awareness of free glasses and eye tests that are available to under 16-year-olds.

Regular eye tests are important for children as an undetected problem could lead to something more severe in the long term.

To make an appointment, phone 01937 545370 or www.specsavers.co.uk/wetherby