Last week Thursday I popped into the branch to enquire about vision tests for children and making a booking. The friendly staff said that consultations for children under 12 were free of charge. A pleasant surprise. I made appointments for Kyla and Ruben for Friday. We knew that Kyla may have a vision deficit as she was tested a few years ago. This was to be Ruben's first optometrist visit.
Kyla does indeed need glasses and so after the test, we headed to the section to choose frames. They have an excellent range of children's frames and after narrowing it down to three, she chose her favourite. It was then that they told us that children's glasses are also free of charge up to the age of 12. Kyla is 10. How incredible!
I looked Spec-Savers up online and discovered their Kids Right to Good Sight programme, which provides free test and spectacles for children aged 6 to 12.
Ruben's consultation was smooth - and he learned about the inside of the eye too. His vision is perfect, so no glasses for him.
Spec-Savers, thank you. You've got customers for life.
From the Spec-Savers website:
In 2008 we launched our kids Right to Good Sight campaign that has assisted over 193 243 South African children with FREE eye tests, Colour coded frames and Aquity prescription lenses, dramatically improving their lives forever.
Our pledge is to make a lasting difference in the lives of all children, so if you are in a school environment, and know of any kids 6 to 12 years of age who are in desperate need of spectacles, get them to contact their nearest Spec-Savers store to book a free vision screening test.