August is here - it’s time to get ready for he start of the new school year!!

It is estimated that vision is the most important sense at school and responsible for 80% of learning, but up to one in four children may have an undiagnosed vision problem.

While you are having to shell out for uniforms, shoes, school bags, lunch boxes, pencil cases ... - why not take advantage of a FREE EYE EXAMINATION for your children. And there are plenty of free children’s spectacles available if your child does need to wear glasses. 

You don't have to speak to your GP or health visitor - all you have to do is simply phone your local Mackey Opticians and book an appointment for all of your kids. Eye examinations (sight tests) are free for all children under 19 years of age in full time education.  

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Trouble in school? Maybe it’s a learning-related vision problem. 

If your child is having difficulty in school, it’s very possible she just can't see the blackboard or the book in front of her. Experts estimate roughly 80% of what a child learns in school is information presented visually, so visual problems are often confused as laziness, a learning disability, or even ADHD. Simply put, if children are unable to see well, they will have a hard time following along and concentrating. This starts the chain reaction of poor performance leading to poor self-esteem and eventually behavior problems.

Contact your local Mackey Opticians today to make an appointment. 

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