However any Māori whānau who have concerns about the vision of their tamariki aged between 5 and 16 and who want to have their child’s eyes checked can register by contacting Toni Waaka at Te Taumata – 07 3460095 or 027 3535460.
At the screening, distance and near vision will be tested to ensure students can see the blackboard and read a book, and their colour vision and depth perception will also be tested. If required, a full eye test will be conducted with an Optometrist. Following the eye test, if glasses are required, an attractive range of glasses will be available for students to select from, free of charge.
As the charity foundation of the Luxottica Group (OPSM and Sunglass Hut), OneSight provides free eye care and glasses to communities in need, and has been doing so in Australia for over 37 years, and in New Zealand since 2014. OneSight provides this eye care programme free of charge, utilising funding from partner Luxottica and donations made by customers at OPSM and Sunglass Hut.
Photo courtesy Sarah Harris, Stuff, Jayda Dalton, Portia Dalton and Puawai Woodman from Kaikohe East School get their eyes checked.