Meltham School Pupil Wins ‘Dream Glasses’ Competition

Pupils at Meltham C of E Primary School in Huddersfield have been busy designing their dream glasses as part of a competition run by the Valli Group of Opticians.

Moin Valli, owner of Huddersfield based the Valli Group, set the challenge during a talk he gave to school children about how our eyes work and to promote the importance of eye health.

He said: “Along with giving the children some very important information about how to look after their eyes we thought it would be fun for them to enter a competition to design their dream pair of glasses. We had some fantastic entries and it was very hard to judge but the eventual winner was Rebecca Bissett who was presented with a certificate and a children’s encyclopaedia.”

Rebecca’s colourful design will be displayed in the Valli Group’s Meltham practice in Huddersfield Road.

Moin Valli added: “The importance of good eye health cannot be underestimated. It’s really important that children have their eyes checked regularly, just as important as the trip to the dentist or having feet measured. Children need more frequent eye tests because their vision changes more quickly as they grow. At least every 12 months is recommended.”

The Valli Group owns seven practices in West Yorkshire.

A free NHS eye examination is available for children at all Valli Group Opticians. Toddlers and young children do not need to be able to read to have their eyes checked as Optometrists are able to carry out an eye test using pictures.

If you would like to invite Moin Valli to deliver a talk at your school or community group please contact him on 01484 533730.

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