Bayfields Opticians has donated over 100 frames to the ophthalmic dispensing department at Bradford College.
Students will use the frames when preparing for final examinations and to practise adjustments and manual skills.
Clinical development manager at Bayfields Opticians, Diba Choudhury, told OT: “At Bayfields Opticians, we try to help the local community and promote a message of eye care. If something comes up, we look to make a difference where we can.”
Previous initiatives include supporting an optometry student in Sierra Leone and volunteering with Vision Care for Homeless People as part of its Beyond Bayfields scheme.
“The main point of the initiative is about furthering eye care so that it is more accessible to more people. For example, last year we visited schools to educate pupils about how eye care can affect learning and development,” Ms Choudhury said.
The donation of frames was made after Bradford College contacted its local optical committee, of which Ms Choudhury is a member, to see if any local businesses could help.
A few of the team members at Bayfields Opticians are currently undertaking the dispensing course at Bradford College.
Lecturer in ophthalmic dispensing at Bradford College, Maryna Hura, said: “The team at Bradford College would like to thank Bayfields Opticians for their generous donation of unglazed spectacle frames to their department.”
“A variety of at least 100 plastic and metal frames will make a valuable addition to the existing teaching resources and will be used by the student dispensing opticians to practise their manual and practical dispensing skills in preparation for the final qualifying exams. Bradford College staff hope to maintain a great working relationship with the company,” she added.
Pictured is Ms Choudhury and Ms Hura with the box of donated frames at Bradford College