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Parents encouraged to add sight test to back to school to-do list

Vision Express has revealed that less than 10% of parents prioritise a sight test during the back to school period

Child having a sight test
Vision Express is encouraging parents to prioritise a sight test in order to best prepare their children for the new school year.

Research commissioned by the multiple has revealed that while 70% of parents prioritise buying a uniform and shoes, less than 10% prioritise a sight test before their children go back to school.

Director of professional services at Vision Express, Jay Ghadiali, said: “Whilst children looking the part for school is always important, it’s necessary for parents to see the bigger picture and make sure their children’s eye sight is fit to get the most out of the classroom learning experience.”

Vision Express’ research also found that 42% of parents responded to the recommendation of getting their child’s sight tested every two years, while parents also took their child for a sight test because they had experienced headaches (17%) or noticed them squinting (14%).