1338 days ago

Free sunglasses for new entrants

Samantha from Glen Eden Optometrists

At Glen Eden Optometrist we're looking to protect the eyes of some of the youngest residents of Glen Eden for another year as we embark on our annual ‘free sunglasses for new entrants’ campaign.

We have distributed free sunglass vouchers to new entrants throughout Glen Eden. Schools involved in this year’s campaign include Glen Eden Primary, Konini Primary, Titirangi Primary, Green Bay Primary, Oratia District School, Kaurilands Primary, and Woodlands Park School.

This is the 13th year we have run the ‘free sunglasses for new entrants’ campaign. Vouchers have been delivered to the schools for the new entrants. All they need to do is visit us in Glen Eden where they can redeem a free pair of sunglasses, subject to availability.

Eighty per cent of UV damage to the eyes is done before people turn 20, so we’re really focused on getting children into the habit of protecting their eyes from the sun. Research shows 80 per cent of a child’s learning is done visually, so it’s really important that at the start of each school year children know how to protect their eyes and we identify those with vision problems.

If you ever had concerns about your vision, or the vision of a loved one, we'd love to help. Pop into see us or phone on (09) 818 4452. Those families with a Community Services Card or a High Use Health Card may be eligible for subsidised eye examinations, frames and lenses for their children aged 15 years and under.

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