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Business visit to Specsavers Opticians & Audiologists

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Audiologists are health care specialists trained to test hearing and examine the ear checking for healthy ears and any hearing loss. Ear hygiene is very important as most causes of hearing loss develop in the hearing tube which gets blocked and results in infections. The most fragile parts of the ear are the bones inside which can get easily damaged by large sounds causing the ear drum to perforate.

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Optometrist are health care specialists trained to examine the eyes to detect defects in vision, signs of injury, ocular diseases or abnormality and problems with general health.

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During an eye test the optometrist uses lots of tools, lenses, special glasses, torches etc.

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When you sit in the chair can you name these images or read these letters?

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The letters or images get smaller, and smaller and smaller!
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Most of an eye test is done with an optometrist but some of the test is done using machines!

This machine can take a photograph of the back of your eye. It is one of the ways to check the health of our eyes. We took turn to take a photograph of each of our eyes.

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It is important that the customer is sitting in the correct postition with their chin and head resting in the frame. The table height can be adjusted by pressing buttons behine the machine.

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Once everything is in the correct possition a photograph can be taken with the press of a button. The image is projected onto a screen.

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From this photograph the optometrist can check that your eyes are healthy, how well you can see in the dark and lots more! (Does the image remind you of a planet?)

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This is the laboratory where the glasses are made.

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The room has specialist ventilation to remove dust and odour sometimes given off when the lenses are cut.

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This machine measures the inside of the glasses frame where the lense are fitted.

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The lenses are placed into this machine which cuts and grinds them to fit the shape of the glasses frame.

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A test to measure the strength (prescription) of glasses is repeated.

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Children's glasses are made with a SPF (sun protection factor) tint on the lense. This machine measure the amount of SPF there is on the lense.

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If the SPF level is not strong enough another tint layer is added to the lense.

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Rimless glasses are the most expensive glasses to make because all of the fittings have to be added by drilling holes into the lenses.

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We wanted to find out if Specsavers have a USP? (unique selling point) - Yes they do, they offer specialist sight and hearing tests at affordable prices for the local community!

Thank You Animation We have really enjoyed learning about opticians and eye tests, and hearing tests. Thank you so much.

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