Specsavers Opticas are committed to helping people of all ages to see clearly and keep their eyes healthy. This is why, in time for the back to school rush, they are offering kids’ eye tests for free throughout September and each store is donating 10 pairs of glasses to their local school or charity.

Mike Stone from Specsavers Opticas in Calpe and Javea explains, “Getting prepared for the start of the new term is busy and expensive and we’re aware that parents aren’t finding the time or money to get their kids’ eyes tested before they go back to school. We wanted to offer these free eye tests to encourage everyone to come in and make sure their kids are seeing clearly and that their eyes are healthy. It is particularly important with children, as it can be tough for them to explain their visual problems and if they go undiagnosed they can affect their performance at school and their general development.” 

Going back to school is a very expensive time for parents, with books, materials, new shoes and bags to buy, so the prospect of having to spend money on glasses can be worrying for parents. To help parents, each store is also donating ten pairs of children’s glasses to their chosen school or charity, so that 80 children will be able to see more clearly this year.

There are five Specsavers Opticas stores on the Costa Blanca which are all donating glasses. The Benidorm store is continuing its collaboration with the Cruz Roja to ensure their frames are given to the families in the area who need it the most. The stores in Javea and Calpe have been helping the vulnerable children in the EMAUS children’s homes for many years and have donated these ten frames to them to help with the start of term. Finally, the stores in Torrevieja and Guardamar are donating frames to school kids at Los Cultures, so that the teachers can choose those families most in need of this support. Lisa James from the Torrevieja and Guardamar stores commented, “As part of our commitment to our community and our ten-year anniversary, we’re donating ten pairs of glasses per store to the Los Cultures school. We are really pleased to be able to help twenty children to perform better at school and hope everyone has an excellent term.”

Visit www.specsavers.es to make an appointment for the free back to school eye tests. 

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