Eleanor Perkins (5) in her polarised sunglasses prize from Molsom and Associates.

Eleanor sees sunglasses prize in Molsoms’ Easter competition

Five-year-old Eleanor Perkins was the winner of a Spalding town-centre Easter egg hunt organised by optometrists Molsom and Associates.

The Hall Place business held the free competition for children aged four to 12, thanks to help from other local businesses and public buildings
Eggs were displayed at Simpson Butchers, Flowers ‘n Things, Gibbs Shoes, The Loft, the library, Stennetts Jewellers, Hills Department Store, Bookmark and The South Holland Centre.

Eleanor was picked at random from all the correct entries.
A Molsom spokesperson said: “Eleanor came and chose a lovely pair of polarised sunglasses which will help keep her eyes protected and healthy this summer. Congratulations!”

They added: “We believe it is important to educate everyone on the importance of children’s eye health as quite often it can be overlooked. Children’s eyes are particularly sensitive, and they tend to spend more time outside than adults. So it is important to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays, even in spring and autumn when the sun is low in the sky, but still very strong.

“Children are entitled to free NHS eye examinations and it is important they are seen from an early age. Often a child cannot tell if they have any visual problems and in most cases the earlier any issues are identified the easier they are to treat.

“We offer school visits to raise awareness, which fit in with the schools’ topics, where Sydney bear shows the children what is involved in having an eye examination, with the help of members of our staff of course!”

Further details on any aspect of eye health can be found at www.molsom.co.uk or call 01775 713366

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